House Moves Ahead with Telecom Legislation

The House of Representatives held four hearings through the first four months of the year on telecommunications developments and planned to introduce legislation as early as late May to reform a law that is nearly a decade old. In the hearings, Rep. Joe Barton, the Texas Republican chairing the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, […]

Covaro Supports Ethernet over DS3s

Covaro Networks Inc. (Booth 808) has released a product that lets carriers deliver Ethernet services over DS3 systems. The CC-301 product customer premises equipment about the size of a DSL modem includes a feature Covaro calls Etherjack that lets carriers determine the quality of service and discover the location of a fault without having to […]

Price Matters:

With recent regulatory changes regarding UNEs impacting competitive carriers of all types, it is appropriate to say that in wholesale telecom price matters. With this in mind, research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM compiled a snapshot of pricing trends to establish a baseline view of metro and long-haul pricing trends. The following is a summary of key findings: […]

Business News – BTI Gets Max in Cash, Stock Deal

Posted: 08/2000 BTI Gets Max in Cash, Stock Deal BTI Telecom Corp. (, the Raleigh, N.C.-based ISP, has acquired Max Commerce Inc. (, an Atlanta-based Internet solutions company. The cash and stock deal is worth an estimated $12 million. The purchase, coupled with last month’s acquisition of US Datacom Inc. (, is part of BTI’s […]

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