You asked for it, and we got it!

As you may already know, the Omni Shoreham, the official host hotel is sold out of rooms. Show management has set up an overflow block at the Marriott Wardman Park. This property is just a block and a half away from the Omni, and we have secured an incredible rate of $159 a night. If […]

360networks to Deploy Wholesale VoIP

360networks Corp. will roll out a SIP-based wholesale VoIP service in the latter part of the year. 360networks, a regional fiber-based CLEC, will launch the wholesale service throughout the western half of the United States. It will offer broadband service providers VoIP-to-PSTN call origination and PSTN-to-VoIP termination, and an a la carte menu of services […]

Interland Completes Web.Com Acquisition

Web site and Internet hosting provider Interland Inc. said today it has completed the acquisition of assets from Web Internet LLC and Web Service Company Inc., including the domain name Web.com and its trademark rights, for $4.8 million. The deal includes a Web hosting business made up of approximately 9,000 subscribers. Interland will change its […]

One Year Later: Verizon Far Along Road to Network Recovery

Verizon Communications Inc., the No. 1 local phone company and main artery of the public switched telephone network in lower Manhattan, anticipates spending $1.4 billion to restore its infrastructure a year after the Twin Towers collapse crushed cables and filled its Central Office switches at 140 West St. with dust and debris. Verizon spokesman Mark […]


Posted: 07/2002 Overheard… "I said, ‘I am not sure you can deliver a pizza in 30 minutes.’" … during the May ASCENT 2002 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, commenting on a claim by Enron Corp. executives that they could deliver bandwidth around the world in 30 minutes. –Brent Wilkens, managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald Telecom […]

Partner Channel: Focal Fashionably Late to Agent Party

Posted: 2/2002 Partner Channel Focal Fashionably Late to Agent Party By Khali Henderson After six months in development, Focal Communications Inc. rolled out its agent program in January. Company executives say the channel strategy’s time has come for the five-year-old integrated communications provider. While it may seem a little late in the game for the […]

The Letter – What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted: 11/2001 The Letter What a Difference a Day Makes As you read this issue, it is a month and a half from the fateful Sept. 11 attacks on America. As we prepare it, it is only a week and a half. We debated about whether there would be a disconnect to tie this issue […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 01/2001 Overheard … … at ASCENT’s Fall 2000 Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. … "When there is a breakup, there is an opportunity … competition is good for everyone but the monopolists. …" –Bob Annunziata, PF.Net Communications Inc. board chairman and winner of the ASCENT/PHONE+ Telecommunications Competition Award The Diminishing Digital Divide According […]

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