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COMPTEL: Structuring FTTH Transactions that Work

When a former seven-year COMPTEL president and current regulatory expert/legal eagle wants to talk to CLECs about new and emerging business opportunities, smart money says its a very good idea to listen and listen very closely. Thats precisely what Russell Frisby, partner at Fleischman and Harding LLP, plans to do by way of an all-encompassing […]

H. Russell Frisby Jr.

THEN: In 1987, H. Russell Frisby Jr., was an attorney for the firm Melnicove, Weiner, Kaufman, Weiner, Smouse & Garbis. This post followed four years spent working as an attorney adviser in the FCCs Common Carrier Bureau. While there he was an author of the commissions landmark Final Decision in the Second Computer Inquiry, which […]

Frisby Joins Washington Law Firm

H. Russell Frisby, Jr., the former CEO of CompTel/ALTS, has joined the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) as a partner in its telecommunications practice. Frisby worked for CompTel in its various merged forms for nearly seven years. He left the association in March, replaced by Drew Walker, formerly of ITC^DeltaCom. […]

Frisby to Leave CompTel/ALTS on Friday

Tomorrow marks CompTel/ALTS CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr.s last day at the association. Frisby who said in late November he would step down to pursue his first love, law will be replaced by Drew Walker, former president of business services at ITC^DeltaCom, on an interim basis. Frisbys resume includes private practice and also a career- […]

Solidarity to Strengthen Competitors Voice in the Face of More Changes

2005 will bring a number of changes to the telecommunications industry, from an anticipated rewrite of the Telecom Act and implementation of the FCCs Triennial Review Remand Order, to more widespread deployment of VoIP and other new technologies, and an evolution in the type of providers delivering services to consumers and businesses. CompTel/ASCENT leaders at […]

Competitive Industry Groups to Merge

As the competitive telecom services industry seeks to marshal its forces under increasing pressure from changing regulations, the two remaining organizations with CLEC memberships have announced their intentions to merge. CompTel/ASCENT on Dec. 3 announced plans to merge with the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) - the third such combination for the group over the […]

Time for a New Diet

The New Year is a handy demarcation for transformation in our personal and professional lives. So often, we use it to break bad habits or to forge new, healthy ones. It is a time for selfimprovement, new directions, transferring power, etc. For both PHONE+ magazine and the competitive industry, 2005 marks the beginning of a […]

Farewell to Frisby

CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. announced in late November he will step down from the post he has held with the group for nearly seven years. “It’s time to look in new directions,” he says. “I am interested in getting back to the law, which is my initial background.” Frisby’s resume includes private practice […]

Industry Leaders: Turn, Face the Change

Adapt to change was the advice given to attendees at the CompTel/ASCENT convention in remarks by both the associations CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr., Chairman Sherm Henderson, who is also president and CEO of Lightyear, and its keynote speaker Broadwing CEO David R. Huber. Frisby, quoting a Bob Dylan song, said the times they are […]

Frisby: Well Do Whatever It Takes

In his opening remarks today, CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. plans to talk about the associations plans to counter the impacts of recent actions by the DC Circuit and the FCC that he says have left providers in a competitive no mans land where they are unsure of the rules, future viability of their […]

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