X4 Heads West

It seems X4 Communications is taking that old adage, Go West, young man, to heart. The master agency is bulking up its presence in California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas, with the help of a new regional agent manager, and thanks largely in part to TelePacific Communications acquisition of Mpower Communications Corp. Those two factors put […]

End-User Town Hall Gives Partners Inside Look

In the long tradition of community members gathering to hear different points of view, Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees will learn what some top business administrators look for in their telecom vendors during the Telecom Town Hall general session. The event builds on the highly attended What Buyers Want panel held at the Spring […]

Verilink Files Bankruptcy, Fires Company Heads

Verilink Corp., makers of broadband access equipment for ILECs, CLECs, IXCs and other carriers, said today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Colorado-based company which distributes through VARs and other channel partners said it needs to reorganize so it can relieve some of its financial pressures, according to its news release. Verilink has […]

AT&T, Verizon Butt Heads over UNE-P

Verizon Communications Inc. (www.verizon.com), the No. 1 U.S. local phone company, insists the unbundled network element – platform resale model is “synthetic” competition as it pertains to the 1996 Telecommunications Act. UNE-P does not promote facilities-based competition as the Act envisioned and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently affirmed, […]

Partner Channel: Qwest Master Agents Butt Heads Over Contract

Posted: 03/2002 PARTNER CHANNEL Qwest Master Agents Butt Heads Over Contract Based on Market Conditions, Carrier Says Agreement is Fair By Josh Long Michael McDonnell makes no pretense about the dwindling margins at Qwest Communications International Inc. and other maturing carrier organizations. In fact, it’s one reason he uses to explain why the carrier has […]

Regulatory News – BA-GTE Pairing Heads Up Local, Wireless Race

Posted:  08/2000 BA-GTE Pairing Heads Up Local, Wireless Race By Kim Sunderland There’s a new leader in the race to control the local and wireless segments of the telecom industry since the FCC (www.fcc.gov) approved the Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) and GTE Corp. (www.gte.com) merger earlier this summer.Setting 25 conditions, the FCC approved a two-year-old […]

Debate on Access Charges Heads Back to FCC

Posted: 07/1999 Debate on Access Charges Heads Back to FCC By Kim Sunderland Just as several interexchange carriers (IXCs) and incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) attempt to help the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revise its access charge rules, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck them down. The FCC, according […]


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