• Round Table: Intercarrier Compensation Reform
    “This is a complex issue and to think that this can be resolved in a rational way in that amount of time ... is really putting a lot of undue strain on all the carriers that would be affected.”--William Haas, PAETEC regulatory and public policy vice ...More
    October 15, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Election 2008: Status Quo or New Directions?
    Technology policy is not center stage in this year’s presidential campaign. Both candidates — Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill. — are consumed with weightier subjects, namely the economy and Iraq. That’s not to say technology ...More
    October 14, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Dow, S&P Suffer Worst-Ever Week
    Got that Friday night beer ready? You might want a few swigs before you keep reading. But heck, you probably already know: The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 suffered their worst week ever (no VH1 comedy show here) at the closing bell Oct. 10. On the positive side, a quick ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Verizon to Divest 15 More Markets
    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said this week it will divest 15 additional markets this week, for a total of 100, to entice the Justice Department to approve the pending Verizon-Alltel merger. Telecom analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said in a research note ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Deadline Looms for Qwest, Union
    Qwest (Q) and the Communications Workers of America are back at the bargaining table, trying to hammer out an agreement. They’ve set a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday).The union recently rejected an agreement that seemed to put the two sides on the same page a ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • TouchStar Acquires FacetCorp
    TouchStar has acquired FacetCorp of Dallas, Texas. FacetCorp's flagship product, FacetPhone, is a software-based business phone system it said minimizes operating costs and increases productivity.TouchStar said savings are also achieved by: minimizing long-distance costs ...More
    October 10, 2008 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Tech’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    It’s no kids’ book with a soothing conclusion: The stock market took its seventh consecutive round of losses on Thursday and who knows how this story will end. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 8,582.13, marking its lowest closing point in more than ...More
    October 9, 2008 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Telco, Tech Stocks Keep Falling
    Most telecom and other technology stocks continued to slide on Wednesday, but the losses weren’t as substantial as Tuesday’s.AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) each lost a little more than 2 percent of their values. Sprint (S) may have taken the hardest hit of the ...More
    October 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Carriers, Resellers Tangle Over Short-Duration Calls
    Starting in October, things could get a little scary for some resellers and their call center customers with large volumes of short-duration calls. On Oct. 1, Qwest  is expected to up its wholesale rates for those that generate “excessive” numbers of such ...More
    October 8, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Are you expecting telecom spending to slow as a result of the financial bailout?
    Are you expecting telecom spending to slow as a result of the financial bailout? ( polls) ...More
    October 8, 2008 Posted in News