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Prepaid Providers Take Risk out of Dial ToneBusiness

Posted: 05/1999 Prepaid Providers Take Risk out of Dial Tone Business By Jennifer Knapp and Liz Montalbano Labeled "phone sharks" by many a regulator, prepaid local service providers are finding a following among an estimated 6 million households without dial tone by enabling them to pay for local service up front–avoiding credit checks and large […]

If You Can’t Build It, Buy It … Or Borrow It

Posted: 04/1999 If You Can’t Build It, Buy It … Or Borrow It By Ken Branson ‘We just want the damn network’ and other telco Internet entry strategies. What is a telecommunications service provider to do about the Internet? Some are buying Internet service providers (ISPs) or courting them as customers. All are struggling to […]

There’s Still Room at the Internet

Posted: 10/1998 There’s Still Room at the Internet By Jennifer Knapp With consolidation already occurring in the Internet services market, telecom service providers may be concerned that they’ve missed the boat by not securing their spot on the ground floor of this exploding industry. Never fear, there’s still room for more–the number of worldwide Internet […]

The Telecom Wars

Posted: 01/1998 With the coming of the new year and everybody full of good cheer–or maybe just too much food and drink–this seems like a good time to talk about cooperation. The need stems from conversations about negotiating agreements among interexchange carriers and incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers. There isn’t much movement to report. […]

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