• Ebbers Sentenced to Prison
    The final chapter in the saga of WorldCom Inc. was revealed Wednesday when its former chief executive Bernie Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison for an $11 billion accounting fraud that caused the telecommunications titan to file the largest bankruptcy in U.S. ...More
    July 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC OKs ALLTEL-Western Wireless Merger
    The FCC has given ALLTEL Corp. approval to acquire Western Wireless Corp., but imposed conditions requiring the divestiture of Western Wireless assets in 16 markets in Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska. Federal regulators concluded the merger of Little Rock, Ark.-based ALLTEL ...More
    July 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nuvio Upgrades VoIP Platform
    Nuvio Corp. has made changes to its VoIP platform.The company, which wholesales residential and business services to carriers and resellers, says customers now can manage their VoIP services on a faster Web interface. Other upgrades to the platform include virtual ...More
    July 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Bandwidth.com Resells TowerStream Services
    Bandwidth.com has signed on to resell services from fixed-wireless ISP TowerStream. Bandwidth.com sells VoIP and Internet technologies to companies throughout the United States, and says TowerStream is the first wireless broadband provider it is offering to its clients. ...More
    July 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • VoX Private-Labels VoIP for Stowe
    eLEC Communications Corp.’s VoX Communications subsidiary is providing VoIP to Stowe VoIP, an arm of Stowe Cable in Vermont. Stowe will private-label the services for its broadband subscribers. VoX will provide a branded Web site where consumers can view their usage, pay ...More
    July 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Grande Loses Another Exec, Names Interim Leader
    Grande Communications’ board of directors today named Scott Ferguson the company’s interim president and CEO, as the company last week said it would do after announcing Bill Morrow’s resignation. Morrow last week resigned as CEO, and president and co-founder Joe Ross just ...More
    July 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Cogent Expands U.S., European Footprint
    Cogent Communications Group Inc., a facilities-based ISP, is expanding its footprint in the United States and Europe. The company’s new “on-net” markets include Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Ore., and St. Louis in the United States, and Copenhagen, Denmark; Nuremberg, ...More
    July 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • XO Names New President of Indirect Sales
    XO Communications Inc. said today it has named Jim Delis president of indirect sales. Delis replaces Rob Westervelt, who has left the company. Delis previously served as XO’s vice president of channel marketing, where he oversaw marketing programs for commercial, carrier ...More
    July 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Buys Minutes Trader
    Wholesale IP network operator CommPartners is expanding its services to carriers with the acquisition of New Jersey-based TPC Networks. CommPartners said today it has bought TPC for its expertise as a buyer and seller of carrier transport minutes. TPC will become part of ...More
    July 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • New York Regulators Find MCI-Verizon Merger Troubling
    New York regulators have tentatively concluded the pending merger of MCI Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. would increase the market power of the two carriers, resulting in less competition and potential harm for consumers. In a white paper released this week, the New ...More
    July 8, 2005 Posted in News