People Then & Now

THEN: U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene was just a few years past presiding over the antitrust suit that broke up the AT&T monopoly. The case was one of Greenes first after being named to the bench. NOW: Judge Greene, who stopped hearing cases in 1998 and died in 2000, always will be remembered […]

Matthew Flanigan

THEN: Matthew Flanigan was president of Cognitronics, a maker of CO equipment to replace operators. He also was a board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association. “Back then was shortly after the breakup of the old Bell System,” he recalls. “It was about trying to get more competition for basic telephone service.” NOW: Flanigan retired […]

TIA Appoints New President

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) President Matthew J. Flanigan announced at TIA’s Summer 2006 Board of Directors Meeting last month that he will retire from his position with the association on Dec. 31 of this year. TIA’s board of directors voted unanimously at the same meeting to appoint TIA Executive Vice President Grant Seiffert to succeed […]

TIA Creates New Member Class, Elects Motorolas Barth

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has changed its bylaws to establish a membership class for general service providers and enterprises. It was time to update our member classifications to reflect the changes in our industry and to simplify membership marketing, explains Matthew J. Flanigan, TIA president. We had always included carriers and international manufacturers in […]

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