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Channel Partners, McLeodUSA Host Official Show Party at Trendy NYC Club

Channel Partners Conference & Expo and McLeodUSA are pleased to announce the official Channel Partners Expo party at Lotus, one of the top 5 five New York City hot spots as ranked by Zagat 2006. The party will be the featured networking event for the three-day Channel Partners Conference & Expo, which will be held […]

So Long, Twombly, We Hardly Knew You

When the Supreme Court recently dismissed a consumers telecom antitrust suit, judges also disappointed industry insiders who hoped suspected Bell collusion would be brought to light. The Bell Atlantic v. Twombly case didnt promise to directly affect entities such as CLECs unless judges agreed the arguments had merit. All along, however, the likelihood of justices […]

Twombly Case Not Just Telecom Antitrust Suit

The case many experts call the most important antitrust suit in 20 years would, if decided in favor of the plaintiff, impact industries across the board, far beyond telecom. That is the contention of industry watchers keeping an eye on the Bell Atlantic (Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth […]

Harold H. Greene

THEN: U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene was just a few years past presiding over the antitrust suit that broke up the AT&T telecommunications monopoly. The case was one of Greenes first after being named to the bench. NOW: Judge Greene, who stopped hearing cases in 1998 and died in 2000, will always be […]

COMPTEL to Ask Judge for Inquiry Into AT&T/Verizon Divestiture Requirements

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL will go to court on May 10 to ask for permission to intervene in the Justice Departments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks, as part of the conditions for approving their takeovers of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc., respectively. The DoJ last […]

US LEC Grows 17% in 2005

US LEC Corp., a publicly traded CLEC headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is approaching its 10th year in business, thanks to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and said on Tuesday its customer base grew 17 percent in 2005. The company said its overall sales strategy which includes distribution through channel partners has been driving success. US LEC ended […]

Arbinet Files Suit Against World-Link

Minutes trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc. said today it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against World-Link Telecom Inc. in the U. S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York. Arbinet claims World-Link has infringed on three of its U.S. patents regarding the trading of telecommunications capacity. Arbinet has asked the court to stop World-Link […]

ALLTEL to Expand Fiber Network

ALLTEL (Booth 310) is announcing the expansion of its fiber-optic network to include a PoP in Birmingham, Ala., in 2006. Birmingham is an expanding market that will fulfill network needs from Atlanta and Dalton, Georgia, as well as Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. ALLTELs existing network is comprised of 10,374 sheath miles, extending to 124 PoP […]

Phone Companies Ask Court to Review Network Regulations

The biggest U.S. local phone companies on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. to review network rules the FCC released in December. BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. allege portions of the rules exceed the FCCs jurisdiction or authority, violate federal law, and fail to […]

Sewer Skewered

Former CityNet employee charges sexual discrimination and claims the company terminated her after she complained.

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