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Update: Vonage Gets Stay, Can Add Customers

A federal appeals court late Friday put a stay on an injunction that, hours earlier, blocked Vonage Holdings Corp. from adding new customers. A jury recently found that Vonage infringed on three key VoIP patents held by Verizon Communications Inc. and federal district judge Claude Hilton on the morning of April 6 punished Vonage by […]

Jury in Nacchio Trial Disbands Until Monday

The trial of Joe Nacchio, former CEO for Qwest Communications International Inc., wrapped for the Easter weekend on Thursday, after a morning of testimony from business mogul Philip Anschutz. The Denver Post reported that Nacchio told Anschutz in 2001 he wanted to resign because his son had tried to commit suicide. Nacchio didnt quit; instead, […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the Universal Service Fund at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in March and changes the federal government should consider The USF must be configured like a pyramid: it must have a broad and stable base of contributions at the bottom, and a narrow but sufficient distribution of support at the top. Issues related […]

Case Closed: Judge Says Megamergers Serve Public Interest

After nearly a year of deliberations, a federal judge has decided that the 2005 Bell megamergers were in the public interest. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan released a 56-page order on Thursday that reaffirmed the Justice Departments 2005 consent decree conditionally clearing the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers. Sullivan said his task was limited under the law […]

Vonage Shares Halt Trading in Wake of Federal Injunction

Vonage Holdings Corp. shares stopped trading on Friday afternoon after a federal judge permanently barred the company from using technology owned by Verizon Communications Inc. The decision came two weeks after a jury declared that Vonage had infringed on Verizons intellectual property. The technology involves connecting IP calls to the PSTN. On March 23, U.S. […]

Vonage Shares Halt Trading in Wake of Federal Injunction

Vonage Holdings Corp. shares stopped trading on Friday afternoon after a federal judge permanently barred the company from using technology owned by Verizon Communications Inc. The decision came two weeks after a jury declared that Vonage had infringed on Verizons intellectual property. The technology involves connecting IP calls to the PSTN. On March 23, U.S. […]

Nacchio Trial Starts in Denver

Jury selection in the trial of former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio began on Monday morning in Denver. The federal government has charged Nacchio with taking part in insider trading for sales of $100.8 million in Qwest stock between Jan. 2, 2001, and May 29, 2001. Each of the 42 counts he faces […]

CH2M Group Joins BelAir Networks VAR Program

CH2M HILLs Enterprise Management Solutions (EMS) group has joined BelAir Networks VAR Channel Program as a Platinum Partner. CH2M HILL, headquartered in Denver, is a global engineering firm with 18,000 employees worldwide. Its EMS group provides full-service enterprise technology platforms to federal, state, local, commercial and industrial sectors. The group designs, builds and manages communications […]

VoIP Providers Face Regulatory Compliance Deadlines

WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF DECLARING providers of interconnected VoIP services to be offering telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed increased regulation on such providers. Further regulatory burdens are likely in the coming months and years. Late last year, the FCC established deadlines of Feb. 12 and March 12, 2007, by which interconnected VoIP […]

FCC Opened Forbearance Floodgate

IT WAS NEARLY ONE YEAR ago when a two-two tie at the Federal Communications Commission on whether to grant or deny a forbearance petition by Verizon Communications Inc. resulted in the Bell company receiving sweeping relief from federal and state regulation of its high-capacity broadband voice and data services. The commissions action was irresponsible, and […]

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