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EarthLink Introduces Small Office DSL Plus

EarthLink Inc. has launched Small Office DSL Plus, a high-speed Internet connection that does not require local phone service, instead using a line set aside for data service. The service is available through EarthLink Business Solutions. It features high-speed service for phone systems that do not support line-shared DSL; broadband access that works with third-party […]

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

EchoStar Taps GetConnected to Enable Resellers to Sell DSL

EchoStar Communications Corp. today announced it will embed GetConnected Inc.’s transaction processing platform into its partner portal, enabling DISH Network resellers to offer and order DSL services. As part of the agreement EchoStar will function as a subagent for GetConnected, which has agency agreements with top DSL providers. “With nationwide coverage, GetConnected will allow our […]

FCC Revamps USF Contribution Base to Include VoIP

As expected, the FCC on Wednesday changed the way it gathers contributions to the Universal Service Fund (USF). Interconnected VoIP providers now must contribute and wireless providers will pay more. The FCC with a full complement of commissioners after more than a year was under pressure to add contributors to the USF requirements because, in […]

AT&T Launches Long-Planned Satellite Broadband

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday launched its long-planned satellite broadband Internet access service, with the help of provider WildBlue, whose services the RBOC is rebranding. AT&T announced earlier this month it was ready to roll out the satellite offering, which it has dubbed AT&T High Speed Internet Access. The carrier has been planning the move for […]

EarthLink Selects Level 3 for Consumer VoIP Offering

Level 3 Communications Inc. has announced an expanded relationship with EarthLink Inc. to serve as the underlying provider for EarthLinks newest VoIP initiative, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Level 3 VoIP Enhanced Local service will provide nationwide local voice service to EarthLink as part of a bundled […]

Birch Telecom Migrates DSL Customers to Covad Network

Birch Telecom, a CLEC in the Midwest, is migrating its dedicated business DSL customers onto Covad Communications Group Inc.s network. The company will continue operating its local and Internet networks, partnering with Covad for last-mile DSL distribution. The Covad partnership allows us to continue our focus on providing reliable products with excellent customer support and […]

Comtrend Combines VDSL2, ADSL2+ in Wireless Router

A new multimode DSL wireless router, called the CT-5371, from Comtrend Corp., supports all existing ADSL standards as well as the ITU-T VDSL2 standard. The box includes four 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports and one USB port to provide wired LAN connectivity along with an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi WLAN access point. The system employs a scalable […]

EarthLink to Invest $50 Million in Covad Build-Outs

Covad Communications Group Inc. stocks were up nearly 8 percent Thursday morning on news that ISP EarthLink Inc. is investing $50 million in the communications provider. EarthLink said it will provide the money as debt and equity financing for Covad to build networks in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego […]

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