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The Agent Alliance has added PartnerTEL Inc. and ABS Telecom, bringing the buying consortiums ranks to 14 companies. PartnerTEL is a master agency with offices in Atlanta, Reston, Va., and Puerto Rico. It has more than 400 subagents and 7,000 enterprise customers. It has agreements with most major telecom carriers including RBOCs, IXCs and leading […]

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Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. Broadwing, based in Austin, Texas, delivers data, voice and media platforms to enterprises and service providers over its 19,000-mile fiber network. Approximately half of Broadwings revenue comes from the wholesale market, with business customers comprising the remaining revenue. Level 3 also closed […]

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After months of speculation, it looks like the Sprint Nextel Corp.-cableco joint venture is about to bear fruit. The wireless operator told USA Today that Time Warner Cable and Comcast Communications will go live with cell service in a handful of markets by the end of 2006, with full deployments scheduled for the months following. […]

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Covad Communications Group Inc. announced it will acquire the assets of DataFlo Communications LLC, a Chicago-based broadband wireless provider, adding a sixth market to its coverage area. Covad will acquire substantially all the assets of DataFlo for approximately $1.4 million in cash. Covad already offers broadband wireless to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Orange […]

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News Briefs ESPN has closed down its much-advertised,sports-themed MVNO. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. ESPN will provide service until the end of the year, refund handset purchases and help customers transfer to a new provider. The MVNO launched less than a […]

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Global Capacity Group Inc. (GCG), which delivers wholesale network services to carriers and large enterprises, has launched a nationwide telecommunications agent program for its Layer 2 Ethernet service, MPLS VPNs and managed network monitoring services that include CPE. GCG also is offering a 90/10- commission structure with no quota requirements, flexible customer pricing and evergreen […]

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Optimum Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corp., launched the Optimum Lightpath Referral Partner Program to sell Metro Ethernet services in the metro New York area.Targeted to VARs,IT and telecom consultants, Web design firms and systems integrators, the program pays commissions equal to either one or two months of the customers bill, up to a […]

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AOL LLC and Covad Communications Group Inc. announced consumers now will be able to access the AOL service with Covads ADSL 6.0 highspeed broadband access product for as low as $39.95 per month. Key features of the service include access with download speeds of up to 6mbps downstream and up to 768kbps upstream, plug-and-play installation, […]

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Interconnect Shared Technologies Inc. acquired two subsidiaries of United Asset Coverage Inc. that provide on-site maintenance support to 70 U.S. enterprise customers with more than 1,100 offices. As a result, 150 techs will join the company. Transaction terms were not announced. EarthLink Inc. expanded and renamed its SMB unit to incorporate capabilities from its subsidiary […]

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VoIP service provider FutureLink Communications has rolled out a partner compensation plan, featuring an upfront bonus of between $30 and $80 per line, for local and regional service plans and IP trunking. Residuals are paid at 25 percent plus additional commissions on sales of equipment. The companys agent portal includes information such as customers minutes […]

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