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CLEC Poster Child Trinsic Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Struggling CLEC Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company has steadily been losing money in what CEO Trey Davis called a post-UNE-P marketplace. In its most recent financial report with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December, Trinsic reported third-quarter losses of $1.5 million, or 8 […]

Dealmaking and Policymaking Collide in D.C.

Its nearing midnight in D.C., but the Channel Partners Expo crowd is still out in force. The event has drawn a sizable group estimates are around 2,000 to the nations capital city. With an array of restaurants just a block away from the host hotel, D.C. has been an ideal backdrop for this event, which […]

Trinsic Loses $6.9 Million in Revenue During Second Quarter

Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. that has relied heavily on UNE deals to provide its services, reported a $6.9 million drop in revenue for the second quarter of 2006. The CLEC also suffered a net loss of $2.8 million, or 15 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million, or […]

Get the Scoop on VarTec’s Transformation

If you are interested in finding out more about VarTec’s transformation into Excel Telecommunications, you can find out more on Channel Partners LIVE! Web radio show today at 4 p.m. (see story). John Davis, Excels director of channel sales, will be our guest and promises to share insights into the company’s past year and its […]

Citizens Mutual Deploys CopperCom CSX Softswitch

CopperCom announced at the TelecomNEXT show in Las Vegas that Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative, an IOC servicing subscribers throughout Davis County, Iowa, has replaced its legacy switch with a next-generation CopperCom Converged Switching eXchange (CSX) softswitch. This deployment of the CopperCom CSX marks the IOC’s move to next-gen telecommunications technologies, such as VoIP, and ensures […]

Final Curtain Falls on UNE-P

MARCH 11, 2006, IS THE day UNE-P lease rates become mere footnotes to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The day has been anticipated for a few years and been part of the official record since the FCCs ruling in December 2004. Because of this long lead time, the deadline is a non-event in the industry, […]

Déjà Vu: McLeodUSA Again Emerges From Bankruptcy

For the second time in four years, the embattled CLEC, McLeodUSA Inc., has emerged from bankruptcy. McLeodUSA first filed for bankruptcy in January 2002 and came out from that process three months later. This time, the company has wiped out its debt and named new leaders, but left shareholders at a loss for their investments […]

Trinsic Buys Sprint Local Lines

Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, will buy Sprint Nextels local access lines for which it provides services under a wholesale, private label agreement. The former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. made the announcement yesterday, and would not disclose the deals terms. Trinsic says it provides wholesale services for approximately […]

Communications Companies Seek Tax Reform

There is a tax on American phone bills that dates back more than a century to the Spanish-American War. The franchise tax was imposed to help pay for the war, says Steve Davis, senior vice president of policy and law and deputy general counsel with Qwest Communications International Inc. The government “pretty much covered that […]

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