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McLain Officially Named Endeavor Telecom Head

Justin McLain officially has been named president and CEO of Atlanta-based wholesaler Endeavor Telecom. McLain has served in that role unofficially since Endeavor spun off from SSI in 2002. The formal title was announced on Monday. From 1999 to 2002, McLain was vice president of sales for SSI. Endeavor Telecom www.endeavortelecom.com

NuVox, FDN Complete Merger

Just three months shy of their initial merger announcement, NuVox Communications and FDN Communications on Wednesday closed the deal. Terms were not announced, as both companies are privately held. They have said their combined annual revenue will surpass $500 million, roughly the same amount claimed by recently merged Broadview Networks and InfoHighway Communications. FDN and […]

Stephenson Assumes Head Post at AT&T

Randall Stephenson officially became CEO and chairman of the board of AT&T Inc. on Sunday. Stephenson, 47, succeeded Ed Whitacre, who announced his retirement in April. We are focused on developing innovative ways to meet our customers communications needs while providing the best, most reliable and easiest service possible, Stephenson said in a news release. […]

Theismann: Face Change Head On

NFL MVP and Super Bowl champ Joe Theismann kicked off the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on Sunday with a challenge for partners to embrace change as an opportunity. “Some of us sit here and wish for the old days … but I say embrace the change,” he said during his keynote address, which was […]

Martin Likely to Head FCC Another 5 Years

The Senate Commerce Committee today unanimously approved another five-year term for FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins term to be extended and the Commerce Committee on Tuesday agreed with that move. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of […]

Vibrant Hires Gilbert to Head BizDev

Vibrant Solutions, a provider of telecom business intelligence and analytics, has appointed Bill Gilbert as vice president of business development. In this newly created position, Gilbert will advance the company’s strategic position in the telecom business intelligence (BI) and analytics market. Bills track record in new business identification is well known within the industry, said […]

Qpass Creates New OpenMarket Business Unit

Qpass Inc., a mobile commerce platform provider to operators, has launched a new business unit aimed at a new target: content providers and media companies looking to directly reach consumers through the mobile channel. Steve Shivers, currently Qpass senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, will head up the new business unit as general […]

Holland Appointed Head of MASERGYs Board

Shortly after being named CEO of McLeodUSA, Royce Holland has been appointed chairman of the board at MASERGY, a network services provider. Holland has served on MASERGYs board for more than a year. As chairman, he will help guide the companys growth. MASERGY this week also named Gail Schoettler a columnist for the Denver Post […]

Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards

The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in December, previously led the Universal Service board; Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, headed the jurisdictional […]

NTIA Head Steps Down

The head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Commerce Department said this week he will step down in early 2006, the New York Times reported. Michael D. Gallagher had been in the race to head the FCC after Michael Powell resigned; he lost to Kevin J. Martin. The Times said Gallagher played […]

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