COMPTEL Elects New Board Members

The association lobbies federal and state governments on behalf of competitive service providers, many of which sell through the indirect channel.

No Surprises Here

Clearly, M&A activity in telecom cannot be boiled down to a single issue or technology, but it is interesting to see the amount of new money poised to support the purchases.


The COMPTEL PLUS 2011 Fall Conference & Expo is underway in Orlando.

COMPTEL Asks FCC to Reject AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Smaller GSM wireless providers will be dependent on AT&T for roaming arrangements in order to provide their customers with nationwide, seamless connectivity and will be subject to the rates, terms and conditions that AT&T dictates,” asserted COMPTEL.

M&A Changes the CLEC Landscape Again

With Comcasts acquisition of CIMCO all buttoned up and the buzz still settling over Windstreams recent acquisition of NuVox, to say nothing of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Iowa Telecom, an interesting story is beginning to play out in the competitive carrier space, begging the question: What is a CLEC?

COMPTEL Elects New Board Members

COMPTEL PLUS — Members of COMPTEL have elected 13 companies to serve on its board of directors for the 2010-2012 term. The election took place during the association’s annual membership meeting. These newly elected board members join the 15 others who are currently serving their 2009-2011 terms. Joe Ambersley, a founding officer of PAETEC Communications, […]

COMPTEL M&A Panel: Have We Learned Our Lessons?

COMPTEL PLUS — Panelists participating on a panel at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall Conference in Orlando this week believe the environment for mergers and acquisitions will get stronger next year or the year after, and that it will be good for the market as long as there is no repeat of irrational exuberance. The panel, […]

Matt Salmon Leaves COMPTEL for Lobbying Firm

Matt Salmon, who has served as president of COMPTEL since December 2007, has resigned. The former Arizona congressman is taking a job at lobbying firm Policy Impact. The news comes barely a week after Salmon, at the Spring 2009 COMPTEL Conference & Expo, spoke enthusiastically about holding fundraisers for members of Congress who support the […]

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