Equinix Head to Step Down

Equinix Inc., provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, said today its president and COO Phil Koen plans to resign on March 2, 2006. Koen will continue to advise the company as a strategic advisor after March 2. He joined Equinix in July 1999 as CFO and helped the company secure more than […]

Panels Discuss Policy Insights

Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM 05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured speaker at Wednesdays luncheon, which any fully paid conference registrant can […]

CenturyTel Completes Purchase of KMC Fiber Networks

CenturyTel Inc. has completed the acquisition of fiber networks from KMC Telecom Holdings Inc. (KMC) in 16 markets. The deal is valued at $65 million. The purchase means CenturyTel has added the following markets to its operations: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. “This acquisition helps expand CenturyTel’s competitive local […]

CloseCall to Use CommPartners for VoIP

MobilePro Corp. subsidiary CloseCall America has signed a commercial agreement with VoIP wholesaler CommPartners to offer digital phone service to CloseCall America broadband users. “Our goal is to give customers a choice in how they want their telephone service provisioned without noticing any difference in the quality of service or the number of service options, […]

Thanks 11.5 Million!

Posted: 09/2000 Thanks 11.5 Million! As this issue of PHONE+ is put to bed, Verizon Communications (www.verizon.com) has announced that it has won 1 million long-distance customers in New York. The goal, it says, was reached five months ahead of target, and, I might add, just seven months after the company–the merged Bell Atlantic-GTE–received FCC […]

Success by Association

Posted: 07/1998 Success by Association The Association Resource Group Is Powered by Superior Customer Service When William H. Power and Gregory J. Praske met 20 years ago they were two cocky college grads. That encounter turned into a friendship that would outlast many marriages and evolved a mutually profitable independent telecommunications agency. On the surface, […]

Acquisitions Fuel Network One’s Growth

Posted: 06/1998 Acquisitions Fuel Network One’s Growth By Peter Meade Network One’s Skip Lane is in the fast lane when it comes to expansion plans for his fast-growing company. His goal for this year: Finalize three more acquisitions and integrate them into Network One’s existing operations. Taking the acquisition path for corporate growth may be […]

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