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San Francisco, Chicago Muni Wi-Fi Scuttled; EarthLink on the Rocks

Municipal Wi-Fi has been dealt two more blows this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both cancelling their planned networks. In San Francisco, the city-wide Internet access plan has been the subject of ongoing and heated debate, but was awaiting final approval when EarthLink Inc. reportedly notified Mayor Gavin Newsom that it was pulling out […]

Livin Off the Edge: Mike Mudd

Mike Mudd, president and founder of satellite reseller Broad Sky Networks, has proved that the heavens are a great host not only to telecommunications equipment, but to telecommunications executives as well. When PHONE+ asked Mike about any special talents he possessed, he answered simply, Im dumb enough to run off of a mountain attached to […]

RCN Exits San Francisco Market, Struggles to Compete

In evidence of the cost of competing with bigger incumbents with deep pockets, RCN Corp. has decided to sell its San Francisco assets for $45 million in cash, while enduring challenging financials for last year. RCN, which entered markets without networks to compete with giants such as Comcast Corp., seems to be contracting more than […]

Google, EarthLink Bid on SF Wi-Fi

Google Inc. and EarthLink have submitted a joint proposal to provide city-wide Wi-Fi in San Francisco. Their bid includes free access with 300kbps downstream and online advertising, along with a 1mbps ad-free premium service offered for $20 per month. The implementation will be a public-private partnership, and San Francisco will capitalize on the online advertising […]

Digital Realty Trust Signs New Carriers for Meet-Me-Rooms

Technology property company Digital Realty Trust Inc. said this week it has added new customers to its meet-me-rooms in California and Texas, and signed deals for some existing tenants to expand their capabilities. Some companies included in the agreements are AT&T Corp., ILD Telecommunications, Looking Glass Networks, OnFiber Communications, Qwest Communications International Inc., Sprint Corp., […]

WestCom Launches CCX Service

WestCom (Booth 414) a global provider of dedicated private lines, is announcing the launch of its enhanced Cross Connect Express (CCX) platform in four local financial markets: New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. Participating customers now will be able to count on WestCom as a local provider to establish new trading relationships within 24 […]

WestCom Promotes Local Loop

WestCom Corp. (Booth 533), provider of dedicated private lines primarily to Wall Street and customers of agents and resellers, announces a local loop promotional offering. "Reducing local loop charges is paramount among carriers and resellers to help sell services," says Jon Jorgl, general manager for New York-based WestCom. "The success of your business depends on […]

Frontier Aligns with Telstra, OPEX

Posted: 11/1999 Frontier Aligns with Telstra, OPEX Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Communications, a unit of Frontier Corp., has announced deals with Telstra Corp. Ltd., Sydney, Australia, and OPEX Communications, Elk Grove Village, Ill., totaling $20 million and $18 million, respectively. Frontier’s Carrier Services group will provide network services to the U.S. subsidiary of Telstra, headquartered in […]

Business News – Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco

Posted: 09/1999 Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco Newton, Mass.-based Linx Communications has partnered with PCS Telecom, Hayward, Calif., to resell Linx’s enhanced services. Under the terms of the agreement, PCS will resell Linx services, including its LinxConnect unified communications service and LinxOffice virtual private branch exchange (PBX) service, to San Francisco Bay-area […]

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