The Cable Guys: Where They Stand on the Indirect Channel

Cable companies are significant telecommunications network service providers. They are the incumbent telcos’ primary rivals for consumer triple-play spend, but they also have made inroads into the business markets on two fronts: high-capacity and alternative access services for medium and large businesses, and voice and data for small businesses. Most cablecos have one or both […]

Cox Business, Nortel Partner for Voice, Data Solutions

Cox Business said today at The Cable Show that it has extended its business sales force by teaming with telecom equipment solutions provider, Nortel. As part of the multiyear agreement, Nortel Sales Center representatives will design and sell voice, data and equipment solutions to customers in select Cox service areas. Nortel also will install equipment […]

CLECs Fight Verizons RI Forbearance Petition

The FCC wants feedback on a motion to dismiss or reject Verizon Communications Inc.s latest forbearance petition. Initial comments are due April 7; reply comments are due April 14. Verizon is requesting the very relief it didnt get last year in six Northeastern markets. The carrier wants freedom from loop and transport unbundling rules, dominant-carrier […]

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