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AT&T to Buy Dobson

AT&T Inc. said Friday it will acquire Dobson Communications Corp. for approximately $2.8 billion in cash. The RBOC said it wants to get more market share among rural wireless subscribers Dobson operates under the Cellular One brand and has provided roaming service to AT&T since 1990. It has 1.7 million subscribers. The company will be […]

News Briefs

Attorneys for former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio have asked a Denver court for an acquittal, a new trial and a change of venue in his insider trading case. Nacchios attorneys said the jury that convicted him on 19 of 42 counts in April was exposed to public attacks on the defendant. A […]

RCN to Buy NEON for $260 Million

Virginia-based RCN Corp. said on Monday it will buy NEON Communications Group for up to $5.25 per share in a deal totaling approximately $260 million. Both companies boards have approved the acquisition, which should close in the fourth quarter. RCN is one of several CLECs that offers video services, along with voice and data. It […]

Windstream to Pay $585 Million for CT Communications

Windstream Corp., a spinoff of Alltel, said Tuesday it will buy ILEC CT Communications Inc. for approximately $585 million. Windstream plans to purchase all of CT Communications outstanding shares for $31.50 apiece, using debt and existing cash. The deal should close in the second half of 2007, the carrier said, once it secures shareholder and […]

Speakeasys Partners a Best Buy for Electronics Retailer

One of the reasons Best Buy bought Speakeasy Inc. was for its 4,700 indirect channel partners. Indeed, the broadband service providers agent reach was a very important aspect of what Best Buy saw in Speakeasy, says Bruce Chatterley, Speakeasys president and CEO. To that end, executives want partners to know that their places are valued […]

Jumping Into the Low End

I am not sure if its coincidental, but two technology companies Cisco and Digium, which are at opposite ends of the size and philosophy spectrum are rethinking their go-to-market strategies addressing the low-end business market. Both companies have come up with appliances that will make it easier for small businesses to adopt their technology and […]

Table of Contents

  Vol 21, No. 5 May 2007 SHOP TALK DIGIUM TAPS MAINSTREAM CHANNELS SPEAKEASYS PARTNERS A BEST BUY FOR RETAILER CISCO TARGETS SMALL BUSINESSES PLANETONE HONORS PRESIDENTS CLUB PLATINUM EQUITY WINS TRINSIC AUCTION NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO FITTING IN Conferencing seeks its place in a unified communications world. TOOLBOX CHANGING GEARS Quick time to market has […]

Best Buy to Acquire Speakeasy for $97 Million

In a move that positions the consumer electronics retailer as a one-stop communications shop for small businesses, Best Buy announced Tuesday it is buying broadband services provider Speakeasy Inc. for $97 million. Speakeasy sells T1, business-class DSL, business VoIP and managed services to verticals such as real estate and doctors offices with 50 or fewer […]

Telecom Rumors Abound

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO The Telecom world is rife with rumor: The Google phone. Cable buying Sprint. Sprint merging with Clearwire. Alltel actively looking for buyer. T-Mobile stopped looking for a buyer. XO realized there was no buyer. AT&T buying a satellite TV company. Verizon and AT&T selling a Walled Garden. It’s amazing that people […]

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