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Abernathy Appointed to Citizens Board of Directors

Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy has been appointed to the Citizens Communications Co. board of directors. Abernathy who joined the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP after leaving the FCC in December will provide counsel and advice to the ILEC, said Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter. In […]

Master Agencies PartnerTEL, Telesis Merge

PARTNERTEL INC. AND TELESIS Management Corp. announced Jan. 16 the completion of their long-rumored merger. The two companies will come together under a new banner to form one of the countrys largest master agencies with more than $300 million in monthly customer spend under management. Steve Gareleck and Dan Bommer at the Qwest Business Partner […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

The Next Tom Clancy? Kenin Spivak isnt your typical CEO. The head of wireless software company Telemac Corp., has brought pharmaceutical intrigue to life in the new thriller The Karasik Conspiracy. The books creation is tinged with a bit of intrigue of its own. Spivak, a lawyer and former Hollywood executive, claims the pharmaceutical lobbying […]

Sprint Nextel Names Board of Directors for Local Spinoff

As it prepares to spin off a local telecom company, Sprint Nextel Corp. today named the board of directors to oversee that business. Their appointments will not become effective until the new division launches, a move that is expected to take place in the second quarter of this year. Sprint has designated the following people […]

Verizon Closes MCI Acquisition

Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. today closed on their $8.5 billion merger, which was announced in mid-2005 after a bitter battle between Verizon and Qwest Communications International Inc. for the long-distance carrier. Under terms of the merger agreement, MCI shareholders will receive 0.5743 shares of Verizon and cash for each of their MCI shares. […]

TMONE Takes over Former MCI Call Center

Direct marketing firm TMONE, which serves providers, has taken over the 27,000-square-foot Iowa City, Iowa, call center formerly used by MCI Inc. The company said it is working to sign new VoIP subscribers and will hire close to 1,000 employees, including students attending the University of Iowa, to make telemarketing calls, send direct mail and […]

Trinsic Appoints New CFO

Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, said today it has named Edward D. Moise as the company’s CFO. He replaces J. Michael Morgan, who left the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. to go to another company. Moise is a managing partner of Alpina Capital, a private investment banking […]

Level 3 Completes Acquisition of WilTel

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of WilTel Communications Group LLC. The wholesaler paid Leucadia National Corp., WilTels parent company, 115 million shares of Level 3 common stock and $386 million in cash. The deal between the two former rivals was announced in late October and was expected to close […]

Senate Confirms FCC Nominees

The Senate last night confirmed Deborah T. Tate as the FCCs newest Republican commissioner, and re-appointed Michael J. Copps, a Democrat who has served on the commission since 2001. In another late-night session, senators approved President Bushs two nominations by voice vote, Reuters reported. Tates term will expire in June 2007. She most recently has […]

Reports: Feds Ready to Indict Former Qwest CEO

Federal prosecutors are ready to go after former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio, according to news reports. The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News said today a federal grand jury is meeting in Denver as the feds prepare to seek a criminal indictment against Nacchio. Prosecutors have said the investigation focuses on insider […]

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