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Fiber Buildout Boom Continues

Posted: 09/1998 Fiber Buildout Boom Continues By Peter Meade Think "real estate" is the tip for the slew of long distance carriers that have made recent announcements about buildouts of their fiber optic networks. Image: Frontier "Optronics" Network Completion Schedule The market for building fiber networks has a lot of parallels with the real estate […]

Williams Network Pulls It All Together

Posted: 08/1998 Williams Network Pulls It All Together By Paula Bernier When Williams Network was looking to build a new nationwide network, after selling off all but one fiber strand of its original network to WorldCom Inc. in 1995, the company knew it was going to cost them. But because of advances in asynchronous transfer […]

Metromedia, Racal Form Trans-Atlantic Venture

Posted: 05/1998 Metromedia, Racal Form Trans-Atlantic Venture By Ken Branson Metromedia Fiber Networks Inc. and Racal Telecom Ltd. have taken the trans-Atlantic plunge, each hoping to reach new customers on the other’s side of the ocean. The companies have given birth to International Optical Network LLC (ION), which they will jointly own. ION will pull […]

IXC Communications Inc. Walking the Talk

Posted: 04/1998 By Debera Bell-Beam IXC Communications Inc. claims "Telecommunications has a new highway," and that may well be true. One thing is certain, however: This Austin, Texas-based provider is once again paving the way. In less than six months on the job, telecom veteran and IXC President and CEO Benjamin L. Scott has wrought […]

The Market Is a’ Hoppin, and It Won’t beStoppin’

Posted: 02/1998 The Market Is a’ Hoppin, and It Won’t be Stoppin’ (At Least It Was at Press Time) By Debera Bell-Beam News of WorldCom Inc.’s $30 billion offer to buy MCI Communications Corp., coupled with confirmation that WorldCom will buy Brooks Fiber Properties Inc. for $2.9 billion, was just too much news for one […]

MCI: More Changes Imminent

Posted: 12/1997 MCI: More Changes Imminent WASHINGTON–Those holding their breath to see what the second largest long distance provider would do with three attractive buy offers on the table can now exhale. Unanimous approval by both MCI and WorldCom boards of directors and public announcement have taken WorldCom, Jackson, Miss., and MCI, Washington– "the most […]

The Market Is a’ Hoppin, and It Won’t beStoppin’

Posted: 11/1997   The Market Is a’ Hoppin, and It Won’t be Stoppin’ (At Least It Was at Press Time) By Debera Bell-Beam News of WorldCom Inc.’s $30 billion offer to buy MCI Communications Corp., coupled with confirmation that WorldCom will buy Brooks Fiber Properties Inc. for $2.9 billion, was just too much news for […]

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