ROUND TABLE Posted: 07/2006 Rob McDowell … On the Senates confirmation in May of COMPTEL lawyer Robert McDowell as the FCCs third Republican … Robs expertise and experience will be an asset to the commission … The FCC will be required to implement portions of our communications bill, and it is essential it […]

Get to Know Channel Partners’ Danica Cullins

Title: Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Manager Years at Virgo Publishing: 8 What is your job relative to the show: My role within the Channel Partners Expo & PHONE+ team is Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales for the Channel Partners Expos. I absolutely enjoy servicing the existing exhibitors and sponsors as well as bringing new vendors into […]

Verizon Wholesale Now Offering De-Tariffed High-Capacity Broadband Services

In a press conference today, Verizon Partner Solutions, the entity formed from the combination of MCI Inc. and Verizons legacy wholesale groups, said it is beginning to enter commercial agreements with its wholesale customers on products for which it recently received regulatory relief. By taking no action, the FCC on March 19 allowed Verizons request […]

Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards

The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in December, previously led the Universal Service board; Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, headed the jurisdictional […]

Interland to Buy Web.Com

Web site and Internet hosting provider Interland Inc. has signed an agreement to buy assets from Web Internet LLC and Web Service Company Inc. including the domain name and its trademark rights, for $4.4 million. The deal is also expected to include approximately 9,000 Web hosting accounts. is one of the leading brand […]

In Box

I am writing to congratulate you on a wonderful Channel Partners Show in Chicago you and your team did a super job. The venue and overall atmosphere seemed better than the fall show in Chicago last year, a definite improvement. So, keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing you at the […]

Fashion Forward

Posted: 11/2003 Fashion Forward PRM Systems Outfit Providers to Attract Partners By Tara Seals As trends go, partner relationship management is more like a little black dress than retro 1970s flares. In other words, it has staying power. PRM, software platforms that enable interactive content and information distribution between suppliers and their channel partners, are […]

Carrier Commissions: The Game

Posted: 12/2002 Carrier Commissions: The Game By Emmet Tydings Michael Douglas and Sean Penn portrayed unlikely brothers in the implausible but entertaining suspense thriller, The Game. The film climaxed when Douglas’ character apparently plunged to his death, smashing spectacularly through the stained glass dome of a grand ballroom, only to survive unscathed — as part […]

Business News – WorldxChange Moves Sales Program Forward as Merger Awaits

Posted: 05/2000 WorldxChange Moves Sales Program Forward as Merger Awaits BY  TARA SEALS WorldxChange Communications (, a private multinational telecommunications service provider has announced it will enhance its independent sales program and expand its multilevel distribution channel to other markets, while it awaits a merger approval with WorldAccess ( The approval is expected in June.In […]

Regulatory News – Bell InterLATA Approval To Catapult Competition Forward

Posted: 10/1999 Bell InterLATA Approval To Catapult Competition Forward By Kim Sunderland Bell company interLATA (local access and transport area) service approval will be the booster rocket that gets competition off the ground and into orbit, a remarkable event that will change forever the current telecommunications landscape. And once the regulatory restrictions are lifted and […]

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