Wave7 Annnounces Multiple Trident7 Optical Access Platform Deployments

Wave7 Optics Inc., a supplier of FTTH/FTTP equipment for residential and business services, recently announced a number of new Trident7 Optical Access Platform customers. Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power (CELP) will install the Trident7 Optical Access Platform for a new municipal network slated to begin service in January 2007. CELP is a community-owned electric utility […]

Integra Telecom Acquires Electric Lightwave

Integra Telecom announced on Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Electric Lightwave, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The agreement included $243 million in cash plus the assumption of $4 million in capital leases. The combined company generates more than $300 million in annual revenue from thousands of business […]

Alcatel Partners With Motor City Electric Technologies, Names New VP

Alcatel on Thursday announced Motor City Electric Technologies Inc. as the newest member of its North American Business Partner Program. Motor City Electric Technologies is an ISO 9001-registered quality-management company headquartered in Detroit, Mich., that helps customers design, integrate and maintain voice, video, data and security infrastructure. Alcatel said its partnership with Motor City Electric […]

Power Struggle

RECLASSIFYING BPL AS AN information service as one association is proposing could be the break the access technology needs. BPL has been fighting an uphill battle; most analysts are not bullish on the concept, and providers positions run hot and cold. Along with CURRENT Communications Group LLC, Texas-based TXU Electric Delivery, a subsidiary of TXU […]

IRIS Adds 150 Miles of Fiber

IRIS Networks (Booth 517), a wholesale carriers carrier delivering high-speed transport for voice, video and data in and around Tennessee, is in the buildout stage of an additional 150 miles of fiber. The new route miles will provide wholesale telecommunications opportunities to nine rural West Tennessee counties with populations of 20,000 to 50,000 people. This […]

Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many

A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid. Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or so-called BPL, the bill introduced by Texas Sen. Troy Fraser passed […]

Ambient, DS2 Form New Pact to Offer High-Speed BPL

Ambient Corp., an equipment maker for the broadband over powerline market (BPL) and DS2, a supplier of silicon chipsets, on Monday disclosed a new agreement geared to allow service providers to deliver such high speed applications as video-on-demand (VOD) and video conferencing over an electric grid. Under the pact, Ambient will integrate DS2s family of […]

Carrier Channel: Electric Utilities Power Up

Posted: 5/2003 Electric Utilities Power Up Wholesale Wi-Fi Networks By Khali Henderson In trying to solve the problem of getting subscribers to its fiber assets, electricity giant American Electric Power — along with technology partners Cisco Systems Inc. and RedLeaf Group Inc. — stumbled upon a delivery mechanism for high-speed wireless access or Wi-Fi. That […]

American Electric Power Wants Out of Telecom

Energy companies, which are known for a history of conservative growth, continue to suffer losses in the wholesale telecom business. And some want out. American Electric Power, owner of C3 Networks and a majority stakeholder in AFN Communications Inc., posted a $7 million loss in the third quarter related to its communications investments, down from […]

Wholesale Channel: Wholesale Message Management Services Target eMail Morass

Posted: 11/2001 Wholesale Channel Wholesale Message Management Services Target eMail Morass By Tara Seals Like an idyllic small town that has been “discovered” by the masses, e-mail has fallen prey to something akin to urban sprawl. Huge growth in the sector — on the order of a 40 percent expansion per year — has spurred […]

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