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AT&T Makes More Concessions in Bid to Close BellSouth Merger

AT&T Inc. late Thursday made additional concessions in its bid to acquire BellSouth Corp.; critics have complained that the Bell companys Oct. 13 compromises did not go far enough. AT&T filed a letter with the FCC on Dec. 28, stating it was trying to break the impasse created by the two Democratic FCC commissioners who […]

Megamerger Review Drags On

WHETHER A FEDERAL JUDGES review of the four recent RBOC megamergers will change how future deals are approved remains a matter of speculation. What regulatory experts do agree on is the judge has no plans to let the government walk on him as he examines whether the Department of Justice (DoJ) did due diligence in […]

Martin Likely to Head FCC Another 5 Years

The Senate Commerce Committee today unanimously approved another five-year term for FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins term to be extended and the Commerce Committee on Tuesday agreed with that move. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of […]

IDT Completes Net2Phone Acquisition

IDT Corp.s shares were down 11 cents at $10.90 Tuesday mid-morning after the company announced its subsidiary, NTOP Acquisition Inc., has merged with Net2Phone Inc. The $28 million deal, announced in February, makes Net2Phone, a VoIP enabler for service providers, a wholly owned subsidiary of IDT, as well as a private company. Net2Phone used to […]

Arizona Corporation Commission Approves SBC-AT&T Merger

The Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday approved the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. The step completes regulatory reviews in 35 of 36 states with clearance processes. The merger is expected to close later this year.

FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday

Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The FCC finally postponed the meeting until Monday, saying only […]

Allied Telesyn iMAP 9100 Among RUS-Approved Products

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has placed the iMAP 9100 integrated multiservice access platform from Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, on its List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers. According to the company, this paves the way for RUS-funded rural service providers to […]

European Commission Approves Verizon-MCI Merger

European regulators today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The $8.4 billion transaction has yet to be approved in the United States, although MCI shareholders yesterday gave their thumbs-up to the deal. The European Commission determined the deal will not harm competition in the region. Verizon and MCI issued a joint […]

Interlink Granted CLEC Status

The Florida Public Service Commission has approved Interlink Global Corp.s request to receive its CLEC license. Interlink offers international VoIP services and says becoming a CLEC means it can offer local and long-distance services as a carrier, rather than a reseller. The license also means the company can reduce costs on trunk rates from ILECs, […]

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 400 agencies nationwide through our Government Solutions group, says Tom FitzGerald, vice president […]

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