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Cory Hires Telecom Veteran as Senior Sales Exec

Agency Cory Communications added Joseph W. Ragone as senior sales executive overseeing new customer acquisition and business development in the Southern New Jersey/Greater Philadelphia region.

TBI XOs Top Business Partner

Master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) (Booth 301-303), a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor, recently earned XO Communications designation as the carriers top-selling business partner for the first half of 2007. Jennifer Gallego, business partner channel director for XO, said TBIs back-office support is among the key reasons the agency is a tremendous asset […]

FCC Shelves Forbearance Petitions at Monthly Meeting

After hours of delay, the FCC at its monthly meeting decided late Tuesday it wouldnt address several telco forbearance petitions on its plate. That gives commissioners another month to deliberate over the requests. The agency also pressured Qwest Communications International Inc. to withdraw its petition for relief from last-mile broadband connection rules at least temporarily. […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Net Neutrality

Comments to the FCC are due June 15 regarding the agencys inquiry into net neutrality. Reply comments will be due a month later, on July 16. Commissioners in March agreed to investigate whether net neutrality is a problem. It especially wants to know whether anyone has specific examples of beneficial or harmful behavior. FCC www.fcc.gov

PlanetOne Unveils Exclusive Agent Option

Master agency PlanetOne Communications Inc. announced at its Presidents Club meeting Friday at the Valley Ho Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., that it has created an exclusive agent tier as an option for its subagents. The new platinum level carries the highest commissions and an additional bonus structure. PlanetOne CEO Ted Schuman said the program is […]

TelcomBrokers Buys Master Agency from Salestream Founders

Telcombrokers recently purchased the assets of Tru Choice Communications, a master agency based in Corona, Calif., which was owned by the founders of Salestream Software, makers of MasterStream channel management software. Telcombrokers, a master agency based in Santa Ana, Calif., purchased all of Tru Choices customer and agent contracts on Dec. 21. This acquisition is […]

Master Agency American Wireless Forms E-Commerce Unit

Wireless master agency American Wireless has formed a new e-commerce business unit to create, deploy and manage e-commerce Web sites for specialty businesses to offer wireless phones, devices, service plans and accessories at special pricing. Mitch McCoy, formerly vice president of marketing for American Wireless, has been tapped to lead the new unit. Since we […]

Federal Judge Rules Warrantless Wiretapping Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Thursday declared the governments warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor also ordered an immediate halt to the surveillance by the National Security Agency, the Associated Press and other media reported. Taylor, a judge in Detroit, is the first to shoot down the governments efforts to listen in […]

Groups to FCC: Deny AT&T-BellSouth Merger

In the face of the proposed merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., companies and associations are uniting more tangibly than they did when AT&T bought SBC and Verizon Communications Inc. bought MCI Inc. in 2005. Those mergers went through too easily, the groups say, and now they have joined to oppose such rubber stamping. […]

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