BillSoft Releases EZTax Bundler

Communications taxation company BillSoft Inc. on Thursday announced it has released EZTax Bundler to provide customers with accurate taxation when bundling multiple products and services together. According to the company, EZTax Bundler helps users create a bundle definition file, which contains a number of user-defined bundles that map a bundled product offering to a number […]

Telcos, Cablecos Aid Disaster Relief Efforts

Dozens of telecom and cable companies are mobilizing to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, ranging from suspending bill-pay requirements to donating financial aid and communications equipment. For example, cable provider Cox Communications said today it is suspending billing from Aug. 29 until services are restored for customers in the New Orleans area. Cox’s first […]

Ebbers, Former WorldCom Brass Had Total Autonomy, Say Reports

Bernie Ebbers and other former top executives at WorldCom Inc. ruled the phone giant as lords who concealed a massive accounting fraud from their auditor, bullied underlings who questioned their tactics and approved multibillion dollar acquisitions in a matter of hours or minutes without a shred of paper presented to the board of directors, according […]


Posted: 4/2003 Overheard… "It can best be described as our day of the hanging chad. We got three votes, and we don’t want to go back and count them again." –David W. Dorman, chairman and CEO, AT&T Corp., during his keynote address at the Comptel Annual Conference & Exposition, referring to the FCC’s Triennial Review […]

OnFiber Acquires Telseon

OnFiber Communications Inc., a metropolitan wholesale carrier, has acquired its rival Telseon Inc. for pennies on the dollar, marking the company’s second bargain acquisition over the last three months. OnFiber, a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, acquired most of Telseon’s assets – valued at $85 million – for between five cents and 20 […]

Wholesale Channel: New PaeTec Partner Targets Resellers

Posted: 1/2002 Wholesale Channel New PaeTec Partner Targets Resellers By Tara Seals  E.J. Butler, president wholesale markets group/ network services, PaeTec Facilities-based integrated communications provider PaeTec Communications Inc. has positioned its wholesale channel as a complement to its other business segments. With the launch of a bundled solution tailored for resale, PaeTec offers resellers the […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 05/2001 Stock Watch Markets Plunge on Earnings Fears The stock market caved at the end of our trading session, the Dow dropped below 10,000, and techs sustained heavy blows due to earnings warnings by major hitters and a generally dreary outlook on the U.S. economy. European and Asian markets added to economic worries as […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 04/2001 Stock Watch No New Cuts? Cooling Economy Warms Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress, as our trading period ended (Feb. 16), that he expects the economy to recover from its current slump. The news worried investors that no new interest rate cuts are on the horizon. "Some people were disappointed that Greenspan […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 03/2001 Stock Watch Mixed Economic News Chills Market Retail sales numbers and producer price information released at the end of our trading session (Jan. 16) showed that the U.S. economy is not tumbling as quickly into recession as feared. Some on Wall Street thought the slump was due primarily to bargain hunting ahead of […]

Stock Watch

Posted: 10/2000 Stock Watch Techs Flounder as Blue Chips Jump Investors pulled their dollars from tech stocks in August and headed for the blue chip sector, putting more value into the slower growth but sturdier structure of traditional stocks. Government economic figures released at the end of our trading session (August 15) produced inconclusive data […]

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