Its a Great Time to Be Big!

I GOT A LIFT OUT OF PHONE+ Editor Khali Hendersons May editorial about politics, policy, megamergers and metal-eating giants. I especially appreciated her comment, Its good to be big right now, because Im the guy who made that remark to her. I believe Khali and I are kindred spirits in many respects, so I could […]


No Dummies Here ATIs Stephen P. Olejniczak If you need a refresher course on the changing telecom industry, check out the recently published Telecom for Dummies. The book explains everything from the intricacies of VoIP to the finer points of being a RespOrg. Author Stephen P. Olejniczak is director of operations for carrier ATI. I […]

Wireless Broadband in Gas Lines, Natural or Needless?

Imagine watching TV and checking out the Major League Baseball scores on the Web over the same lines responsible for keeping you warm in the winter. A California startup says it has developed a technology that could deliver HDTV and other advanced broadband services over the natural gas lines of which there are 63 million […]

Telecom Agents Pick Up Steam

The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold and snowy winter, especially in the Northeast, which means much of the country is headed for another long season of ever-higher gas and electric bills. While that might initially seem irrelevant, a company called Alternative Utility Services is asking telecom agents to consider the notion of expanding into the […]

AUS Expands Agent Opportunities

Alternative Utility Services (AUS) (Booth 119) is expanding its agent and referral partner program nationwide to offer deregulated gas and electricity to businesses. AUS says its has worked exclusively through channel partners to deliver savings to businesses and income to its independent agents. The company offers multiple options from referral partner, agent and master agent. […]

Intellectual Capital – Ken Rice

Posted: 06/2001 Intellectual Capital Ken Rice Raises Trading Stakes with Focus on IP, Storage By Bruce Christian Within the next two to three years businesses will make decisions based on bandwidth prices, just as they consider energy costs today.At least that is what Enron Broadband Services Inc. ( CEO Ken Rice opines, when he looks […]

Trading Desk – Trading Post with Derrick Parkhill

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk Trading Post This month’s telecom Q&A, with Derrick Parkhill, vice president of Amerex Bandwidth. Q: What Is the Role of Telecom’s Large Debt Obligations in Bandwidth Trading Development? A: The looming debt issue is perhaps the one single thing that may force the hand of the telecoms that have, to date, […]

Trading Desk – Here Come the Utilities

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk Here Come the Utilities By Bruce Christian The accelerating pace of energy companies’ entry into the wholesale telecommunications market seems destined to have a major impact on bandwidth trading and, conceivably, the way the telecom industry is ultimately structured. Utilities of every description from the natural gas, oil and electrical power […]

Business News – Aerie Plans $3.5 Billion Broadband Backbone Challenge

Posted: 06/2000 Aerie Plans $3.5 Billion Broadband Backbone Challenge By Gail Lawyer Level 3 Communications Inc. ( and Qwest Communications International Inc. ( better watch out.There’s a new company in town, and it plans to build a national broadband network that reportedly will have more capacity than any other single network in existence.Aerie Networks ( […]

Assessing the Power of Energy Competitors

Posted: 01/1998 By Bryan C. Spielman The emergence of competition in the deregulating energy sector has been a hot topic over the last year. Energy companies competing for energy-related services also are looking to offer combined energy and telecommunications packages aimed at industrial, commercial and residential customers. The entry of these new competitors into the […]

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