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Motorola Subsidiaries File Suit Against Aruba Technologies

Motorola Inc. Said Tuesday its subsidiary companies Symbol Technologies Inc. and Wireless Valley Communications Inc. have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aruba Networks Inc. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a Delaware court, addresses claims that Aruba infringed one patents related to WLAN communication technologies. Two of the patents relate to WLAN switching architecture technology. […]

Pac-West Exits Markets, Files Reorganization Plan

Pac-West Telecomm Inc. is plowing ahead with bankruptcy plans; the wholesaler has closed operations in more than two dozen states and filed an official reorganization plan. Pac-West two weeks ago told customers in 24 states and the District of Columbia that it no longer operates in those markets. The provider pulled out of East Coast, […]

CLECs, COMPTEL Urge FCC to Dismiss Verizon Petition

Several companies and associations are urging the FCC to reject Verizon Communications Inc.s petition for regulatory relief in several of its Northeastern markets. Broadview Networks, Covad Communications Group, NuVox Communications and XO Communications are some of the competitive providers asking the FCC to dismiss Verizons petition. COMPTEL has filed similar comments. Among other arguments, opponents […]

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 […]

Nuvio Requests Stay of E911 Deadline

VoIP provider Nuvio Corp. said yesterday it has filed a motion with the FCC for a stay of the Nov. 28 deadline requiring VoIP service providers to have E911. Nuvio requested the FCC to stay a portion of its order until a nationwide solution is available to service providers. The company in August filed an […]

FCC Denies SBC Petition

Federal regulators on Thursday denied a petition by SBC Communications Inc. that requested deregulation of Internet Protocol services. The FCC said the forbearance petition filed by the second-largest local phone company was vague and requested exemption from requirements the regulatory agency had not yet decided whether even applied to the services in question. The commission […]

FTC Sues Bankrupt Reseller

In the latest chapter of a bankrupt telecommunications reseller, the Federal Trade Commission has charged NorVergence Inc. with defrauding consumers through claims that it could offer them years of savings on their telephone, wireless and Internet bills. The New Jersey-based company promised customers a black box known as the ‘Matrix’ would be partly responsible for […]

Signs

Posted: 10/2003 Signs of the Times Do you ever wonder how we got here? Not so much the chain of events leading up to this moment, but why those events occurred in the first place? I do. In my own life, I am comforted that self-inflicted and external setbacks are indeed momentary and lead me […]

Supreme Court Set to Decide on Review of Antitrust Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether or not to review an appeals court ruling that already has paved the way for widespread antitrust litigation against the Baby Bells. The nation’s highest court, which is inundated with thousands of petitions every year to review appellate court decisions, could decide as early as […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Agents: Carriers Exiting Bankruptcy Want You!

Posted: 12/2002 Agents: Carriers Exiting Bankruptcy Want You! By Josh Long ICG COMMUNICATIONS INC. had a difficult decision to make a few years ago. In its quest to eliminate unprofitable product lines during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company parted ways with many independent sales representatives. ICG, a national competitive local exchange carrier that filed […]

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