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Fate of Last-Mile Venture in FCC Hands

If M2Z Networks Inc. gets its way, then competitive service providers could have another alternative to incumbent lastmile access. By press time, though, the company was ready to go to court against the FCC, citing word that Chairman Kevin Martin is prepared to reject its proposal. Read FCC Opens Unused-Spectrum Proceeding, M2Z Appeals Dismissal for […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

Whitacre Hands Over AT&T Reins

Ed Whitacre, one of the most influential and polarizing figures in telecom history, planned to retire from his post as AT&T Inc.s chairman and CEO in early June. The 65-year-old spent nearly two decades at the helm of SBC Communications Inc., a once poorly regarded regional Bell that Whitacre has transformed into a powerhouse. Ed […]

AT&T Hands Out Partner Awards

AT&T Inc. recently announced the recipients 40 in all of its new Solution Provider Champion awards at the 2007 AT&T National Alliance Channel Kickoff meeting in Dallas. The AT&T National Alliance Channel program focuses on providers who work with the carrier to serve midsized- to large-businesses that operate nationally. National Solution Provider Champions combine their […]

Thomson Puts IP Multimedia in Users Hands

At TelecomNEXT, Thomson is unveiling the ST2077, a multimedia handset that supports voice and video over IP, and features Wi-Fi connectivity for mobile access to the voice and video features. The ST2077 supports video telephony as well as streaming video, and is one of the first handsets on the market to incorporate H.264 codec technology. […]

ATIS Hands out Annual Awards

The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) today announced the winners of its annual awards program, recognizing industry subject matter experts for their contributions to telecommunications standards development and support of ATIS committees and forums. The professionals and standards experts that make up ATIS 23 standards committees and forums are among the most talented and dedicated […]

Future of Qwest in Banks’ Hands

Qwest Communications International Inc., the Bell company under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department, posted a $1.14 billion net loss in the second quarter and could be forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the year, analysts said Thursday. Denver-based Qwest faces a cash crunch as […]

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