• NGT Counts 15,000 End-User Licenses
    VoIP wholesaler New Global Telecom (NGT) says it has doubled the number of 6DegreesIP end-user licenses to 15,000 as of the close of the first quarter. The company expects that number to grow to at least 60,000 by the end of this year. “Our accelerating growth coincides ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Makes Another Move for MCI
    Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase 43.4 million shares of MCI Inc. common stock for $25.72 per share from eight entities affiliated with billionaire Carlos Slim Helu in the fight between Verizon and Qwest Communications International Inc. to acquire MCI. ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Xspedius to Buy ICG Markets
    ICG Communications Inc., which has been eager to shed many of its assets as it restructures its business plan, is selling five markets to Xspedius Communications LLC, a CLEC. Xspedius is buying ICG’s Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., markets, along with Charlotte, N.C., ...More
    April 11, 2005 Posted in News
  • Qwest: Survey Shows MCI Shareholders Support Bid
    Qwest Communications International Inc. on Friday said a survey reveals that MCI Inc. shareholders support Qwest’s $9.07 billion offer to acquire MCI, instead of a lower bid by Verizon Communications Inc. In a survey conducted this week by The Altman Group, a proxy ...More
    April 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • WSJ: Comcast, Time Warner Reach Tentative Deal to Acquire Adelphia
    Creditors for three cable companies have reached an agreement in principle that would allow Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to purchase bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. in a cash and stock pact valued at approximately $17.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported ...More
    April 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • PAETEC Becomes Approved Government Vendor
    The U.S. Government has approved PAETEC Communications Inc. as a vendor on its GSA IT Schedule 70 contract. Schedule 70 lets companies sell to all government agencies buying telecom IT, hardware, software and professional services. "We currently provide service to more than ...More
    April 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • MCI Rebuffs Qwest Bid
    MCI Inc. on Wednesday rejected an offer from Qwest Communications International Inc. in favor of a lower bid that would allow Verizon Communications Inc. to acquire the long-distance telecommunications company. MCI said in a statement it sought “improvements on financial ...More
    April 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • i2Telecom Releases Softphone Version of VoiceStick
    i2Telecom International Inc., the maker of the plug-and-play VoiceStick, today released the softphone version of the VoiceStick service. The software is a downloadable Internet phone free to subscribers. The softphone gives users access to the i2Telecom network, no matter ...More
    April 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Net2Phone Signs New Contracts
    VoIP reseller Net2Phone Inc. has signed five-year contracts with two broadband service providers, as well as a new master services agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). Net2Phone’s newest customers – Communications Services and the City of Tifton, ...More
    April 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sprint Serves More than 250,000 Subscribers
    Sprint Corp. said this week it now serves more than a quarter million residential customers with its voice services. The carrier also plans to reach more users through its newly announced partnerships with three regional cable companies. The operators – Blue Ridge ...More
    April 5, 2005 Posted in News