FCC Imposes Wholesale Conditions on Megamergers

The FCC has blessed the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc. and the takeover of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc., but not without levying several wholesale conditions to which the companies all must adhere. Despite their opposition to the mergers, CLECs did win some tradeoffs thanks to Democratic commissioners. FCC Chairman Kevin […]

The Internet is the New PSTN

By Earl Comstock The CompTel fall show is shaping up to be a huge success, evidence perhaps that the competitive communications industry is on the rebound. There is a certain buzz in the air as entrepreneurs gather to make deals, see the newest technology, and learn more about the business potential of WiMAX, BPL, VoIP […]

Earl Comstock Named Head of CompTel/ALTS

CompTel/ALTS today named Washington telecommunications attorney and former senior Senate staffer Earl W. Comstock to lead the newly merged organization. Comstock will start as president and CEO of CompTel/ALTS on June 1, succeeding H. Russell Frisby Jr., who resigned earlier this year. In his new role, Comstock will serve as the competitive telecommunications industry’s chief […]

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