Ebbers, Former WorldCom Brass Had Total Autonomy, Say Reports

Bernie Ebbers and other former top executives at WorldCom Inc. ruled the phone giant as lords who concealed a massive accounting fraud from their auditor, bullied underlings who questioned their tactics and approved multibillion dollar acquisitions in a matter of hours or minutes without a shred of paper presented to the board of directors, according […]

INTERVIEW : Rubber-Stamp Review

Posted: 06/2002 Rubber-Stamp Review Section 271 Approvals Pile Up Against Beleaguered Competitive Industry By Kim Sunderland WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) approving nearly a dozen Section 271 applications and several more pending, the Bell operating companies effectively are trouncing the shrinking competitive carrier industry as they enter the long-distance business and expand their service […]

For Whom the Bell InterLATA Tolls

Posted: 02/2000 For Whom the Bell InterLATA Tolls Undoubtedly the biggest telecom news of 1999 was the FCC’s late December OK to let Bell Atlantic ( into in-region long distance in New York state. I can’t help thinking that this historic FCC ( ruling came less for the merits of Bell Atlantic’s application than for […]

Telephone Number Administrator Changes Name toNeuStar

Posted: 02/2000 Telephone Number Administrator Changes Name to NeuStar The administrator of the North American Numbering Plan (NANPA) and Local Number Portability (LNPA) for the telecommunications industry now is known as New Star Inc. This follows the FCC’s ( approved transfer of Lockheed Martin Co.’s ( Communication Industry Services (CIS) division to NeuStar Inc. As […]

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