Case Study: Voorhees College Enlists CDW-G to Improve Instructional Offerings, Safety

Located in rural Denmark, S.C., Voorhees College is a private, historically black, liberal arts school with approximately 600 students and three satellite campuses located in Augusta, GA., and Columbia and Charleston, S.C. To provide the best possible learning experience across all four campuses, Timothy Kentopp, Chief Technology Officer at Voorhees College, was eager to secure […]

AT&T 4Q Earnings Soar Thanks to Partnership, Acquisitions

AT&T Inc.s fourth-quarter 2007 earnings soared 61.8 percent to $3.14 billion, or 51 cents per share, thanks to the addition of 2.7 net wireless subscribers. Thats compared to $1.94 billion in income, or 30 cents per share, during the same period a year earlier. Those numbers did not include results from BellSouth, which AT&T bought […]

Silence Broken: AT&T’s Bob Sloan

They came. They merged. They became Americas largest phone company (again). And then the new AT&T Inc., the amalgamation of SBC, BellSouth and a number of smaller transactions, fell silent on its channel strategy for two years. AT&T’s Bob Sloan After months of promises, dealing with apologetic PR people and a half-serious threat to put […]

AT&T 3Q Profits Nearly Double

AT&T Inc., the nations largest telecom company, on Tuesday reported third-quarter profits of $3.1 billion, or 50 cents per share. Thats compared to $2.2 billion during the same period a year ago; however, shares at that time totaled 56 cents apiece because there were fewer shares outstanding. Revenue nearly doubled from the third quarter of […]

Level 3 Acquires Some AT&T Assets

Level 3 Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has purchased certain assets from AT&T Inc. that were divested as a result of the merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The assets consist of indefeasible rights of use (IRUs) for dark fiber connections to 27 buildings as well as more than 450 metro fiber route miles in the […]

AT&T Reports 61% Growth in Profits

AT&T Inc. reported a 61 percent surge in profits during the second quarter of 2007, thanks to the BellSouth Corp. acquisition and an exclusive deal on Apples iPhone. The nations largest local phone company said Tuesday its net income totaled $2.9 billion, or 47 cents a share, up from $1.8 billion, or 46 cents, a […]

McDowell Free to Join All FCC Votes

As of today, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell is able to participate in all FCC votes. McDowell has had to abstain from several important voting sessions because he was a lawyer for competitive carrier association COMPTEL prior to his June 1, 2006, appointment. McDowell could have taken part in the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger vote in […]

FCC Changes Conditions of AT&T-BellSouth Merger, Issues Order

The FCC has revised the special access conditions it imposed on its approval of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger last year. On Monday, the agency released the order finalizing the $84 billion deal. Commissioners had voted for the AT&T-BellSouth combination on Dec. 29 after much back and forth over competition protections. The order included a […]

And Then… There Were Three

THE $85.8 BILLION DEED has been done and the number of regional Bell companies reduced from four to three. The merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. is not the classic monopoly, but the marketplace is really getting to look much more pre-1984 than ever before, says Bill Collier, co-founder of Oasys Solutions Group, a […]

FCC Opened Forbearance Floodgate

IT WAS NEARLY ONE YEAR ago when a two-two tie at the Federal Communications Commission on whether to grant or deny a forbearance petition by Verizon Communications Inc. resulted in the Bell company receiving sweeping relief from federal and state regulation of its high-capacity broadband voice and data services. The commissions action was irresponsible, and […]

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