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Digital Planet Franchises Telecom Agency

Master agency Digital Planet Telecom plans to expand its coverage nationwide through franchise partners that will replicate the agencys proven model for providing telecom services through communications equipment VARs.

Dollars and Sense: Targeting Retailers and Franchisees

For most small businesses, especially those in the retail segment, the finish line for the current economic malaise still seems only vaguely visible. Where does that leave the communications dealer trying to make an impact in the retail environment? Surprisingly, it leaves you with an ideal sales opportunity.

The Utility Company Creates Franchise Advisory Board

Managed services provider The Utility Company created an advisory board for its franchisees. The five-member board will meet with UTC’s executive team regarding strategic and operational issues and opportunities regarding the overall franchise system. The Franchise Advisory Board is composed of the following representatives across five regions in North America: North East – Robert Kenney […]

TalkSwitch: The right move for MaidPro

THE CHALLENGE With more than 80 franchise and office locations across the United States, Boston-based MaidPro has become one of the most successful home cleaning businesses around. The company holds to a clear vision: provide high-quality, reliable service, and the customers will keep coming back. As franchise locations opened across the United States, the company […]

ROUND TABLE

… On whats on the regulatory horizon for 2007. The USF, and continued mergers and acquisitions will dominate the regulatory landscape. The map is getting reconfigured.Blair Levin, Stifel Nicolaus analyst The focus will shift from Congress to the FCC, where USF and intercarrier compensation reform will take center stage. The Missoula Plan, shaped in part […]

Telcombrokers Floats Franchise Model

As agent programs go, there are many variations on the theme, but one company is borrowing a model from the retail industry and creating a franchise option for agents. Telcombrokers, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based agency, has had an informal franchise model for several years with a few agents that otherwise would have been subagents. Now, […]

FCC to Take Up Cable Franchise Rules Next Month, Chairman Says

The FCC will consider the cable franchise rules at its next meeting, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, according to the commissions Chairman Kevin Martin, who delivered a keynote address today at TELECOM 05. Martin, who joined the group via live satellite video, said the FCC will take up the question of whether the […]

Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters View of IPTV

In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters like his company, are natural allies in the multicasting debate. While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their digital signals to appear in their entirety, cable companies disagree, arguing such a […]

Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters View of IPTV

In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters, like his company, are natural allies in the multicasting debate. While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their digital signals to appear in their entirety, cable companies disagree, arguing such a […]

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