Weston Group Offers E-rate Seminars

Westcon Group Inc. said each of its divisions will be offering E-rate TeleTrack seminars. The seminars will be Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 and will cover all aspects of E-rate, the federal grant program that supplies Internet and telephony equipment to schools and libraries nationwide. The training precedes the opening of the E-rate application window, […]

Thermo Credit Rolls Out Contract Financing, Funds CentricVoice

Thermo Credit LLC (Booth 1006) is funding VoIP services provider CentricVoice Inc. with up to $1 million in receivables financing. And for the first time, Thermo Credit also is delving into contract financing. It is laying out an initial $500,000 in contract financing for CentricVoice. We always look for A+ companies to work with whenever […]


… On the FCCs interim measure requiring VoIP providers to pay into the Universal Service Fund once DSL providers stop contributing in August … These interim measures … ensure that the fund remains solvent for the near term, and serve as an important first step toward broadening the funds contribution base to ensure equitable and […]

Thermo Credit Funds CentricVoice Facility

Thermo Credit LLC, an investment company that funds the likes of Xspedius Communications LLC, on Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with CentricVoice Inc. to provide up to $1,000,000 in receivables financing as well as an initial $500,000 in contract financing for a new facility that will replace a credit facility CentricVoice had […]

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

Interoute to Acquire VIA NET.WORKS

Interoute Communications Ltd., the privately held owner and operator of the i-21 voice and data network in Europe, plans to buy VIA NET.WORKS Inc. for $18.1 million.VIA provides communication technologies to small and medium enterprises in Europe and the United States.Interoute is looking to VIA for its PSINet Europe operations in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland […]

TMI Offers Expanded Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (TMI Booth 710) is offering expanded publications to help telecom services providers with customer and consumer obligations that states and the FCC now require. The available titles are: Carrier Recurring Customer Notice Requirements which, along with support reference information, provides recurring customer notice requirements in electronic format; Credit, Billing and Disconnection Rules […]

TMI Offers New Tariff Service, Expands Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (Booth 327), a regulatory consulting firm for telecommunications providers, now offers expanded publications to help carriers comply with state and federal requirements. Also new from TMI is, which the company describes as a simple, convenient solution for telecom companies to post rates, terms and conditions on the Internet. The electronic posting […]

Demand for Services Brightens Telecom’s Future

Posted: 07/2001 Soap Box Demand for Services Brightens Telecom’s Future By Rich Rudek, President, RFC Capital Corp. Remember when revenue growth was king and any company with a reasonably good business idea landed in the portfolio? Just the promise of earnings was good enough, and the NASDAQ’s record daily increases were kicking sand in the […]

Shake Out, Rattle and Roll

Posted: 04/2001 Shake Out, Rattle and Roll A funny thing happened on the way to endless prosperity. The roof caved, crushing many an upstart. But with any disaster, rebuilding begins immediately. And so it is in the telecom industry, which has been hit hard in this current economic downturn. However, during the February CompTel ( […]

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