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Norlight Upgrades Network for Reliability

Norlight Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 417), a provider of wholesale network transport, has completed a network upgrade to increase the reliability of its transport services. Norlight has added a route between Davenport, Iowa, and Chicago, to provide route-redundancy for the Davenport market. Mike Tenpas, senior director of wholesale sales for Norlight, says, Network redundancy and diversity […]

Merit Network Taps Looking Glass

Merit Network Inc., a non-profit corporation, has selected Looking Glass Networks Inc. (Booth 220) to provide dark fiber supporting Internet connectivity in the Chicago metropolitan area. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Merit Network was Americas first regional research and education network. Founded in 1966, it was a pioneer in packet-switched networking, the core technology of […]

Channel Partners Chicago Style

TAG National’s Dale Stein moderates VoIP Toolkit: Part II. The Fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago let agents, VARs, VADs and others dig into issues tastier than a deep-dish pizza. No matter how you sliced it, the show was topped with a range of exhibitors, vendors’ newly rolledout agent programs and fun, informative […]

SBC Supports Women’s Museum

Bea Bourne, COO for The Women’s Museum (left), and Amanda Ray, representing SBC Communications, join Dallas-area Girl Scouts of Tejas Council to open the first of five boxes of monarch butterflies to symbolize the $500,000 grant from the SBC Foundation. SBC Communications Inc. has donated a $500,000 SBC Foundation grant to help launch a national […]

Globalcom Plans to Introduce VoIP Services in Chicago, Milwaukee

Globalcom Inc. (Booth 322) is planning to introduce hosted VoIP services this fall in Chicago and Milwaukee targeting businesses with five to 100 employees. Jeff Fink, senior vice president of sales, Globalcom, says the product line will be available to two classes of sales agents: traditional telecom agents and companies selling data hardware and services. […]

Mike Ditka Says Life is Competition

NFL icon Mike Ditka preaches a relatively straightforward message to Corporate America during a keynote today dubbed ACE. It stands for attitude, character and enthusiasm traits that are relevant both on and off the field. Life is competition and I think thats why people relate to sports so well because you see a winner and […]

WestCom Launches CCX Service

WestCom (Booth 414) a global provider of dedicated private lines, is announcing the launch of its enhanced Cross Connect Express (CCX) platform in four local financial markets: New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. Participating customers now will be able to count on WestCom as a local provider to establish new trading relationships within 24 […]

Channel Partners News – Gearing Up for Chicago

The fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Chicago Hilton. On tap are new innovations in the conference program and new networking opportunities. The Windy City will blow the education session in new directions. Most significantly, the planning team at Virgo Publishing has decided to take […]

Business News – Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities

Posted: 08/2000 Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities CUniversal Access Inc. (www.universalaccess.net) has expanded its Universal Information Exchange (UIX) databases and plans to open six additional Universal Transport Exchange (UTX) interconnection facilities.The UIX–a set of proprietary databases that contains information about current circuit routes, network availability, interconnection agreements, facility locations and pricing–now includes data on […]

Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-MileDeal

Posted: 03/2000 Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-Mile Deal Teleglobe Inc. (www.teleglobe.com) will buy 14,000 route miles of dark fiber across the United States from Williams Commun-ications Inc. (www.wilcom.com), the Montreal-based carrier has announced. The agreement includes, among other things, collocation space, interim capacity (the use of Williams’ lit fiber) until the dark fiber […]

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