Icahn Motorola Board Bid Fails

Carl Icahn and Motorola Inc. CEO Ed Zander wont be sharing the board room after all. Icahn has failed to win a seat on the board after a shareholder vote this week at the annual meeting in Chicago. Existing board members, however, were re-elected, perhaps an indicator that shareholders were willing to stick with Zanders […]

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 […]

Google, EarthLink Bid on SF Wi-Fi

Google Inc. and EarthLink have submitted a joint proposal to provide city-wide Wi-Fi in San Francisco. Their bid includes free access with 300kbps downstream and online advertising, along with a 1mbps ad-free premium service offered for $20 per month. The implementation will be a public-private partnership, and San Francisco will capitalize on the online advertising […]

Allied Telesyn Wins North Dakota Telephone Company Bid

Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure end-to-end Ethernet/IP solutions for businesses, announces its IP triple play solution has been chosen by North Dakota Telephone Company (NDTC) for a multimillion-dollar FTTx overbuild of its Devils Lake Exchange, which serves more than 3,500 subscribers. Products to be deployed by NDTC include the integrated multiservice […]

Media Reports: MCI Shareholders Withhold Votes

MCI Inc. shareholders on Monday reelected nine board members, including CEO Michael Capellas at the companys annual meeting, but some shareholders expressed their disapproval of a takeover bid by Verizon Communications Inc. by withholding their votes, according to national media reports. Shareholders withdrew 28 percent of their votes from Capellas, and investors holding 78 million […]

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