Agency Channel: Telcos Roll Out ASP Services to Agents

Posted: 10/2000 Telcos Roll Out ASP Services to Agents By Tara Seals Craig Schlagbaum Telcos are hopping on the hosted apps bandwagon and taking their agents along for the ride. ICP Winstar Communications Inc.  (, for example, announced in June that it would offer Microsoft Corp.’s  ( Exchange 2000 Platinum on an ASP basis. The […]

Agency Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 07/2000 News Briefs RSL COM USA Inc. ( has restructured its agent program to include new training, support and products. The company has consolidated sales and technical training into one program called "RSL University.” Classes will be held centrally as well as in the field. To better support its agents, RSL COM is placing […]

Carrier Channel: Webmaking is ‘Sticky’ Business

Posted: 07/2000 Webmaking is ‘Sticky’ Business By Aldo Morri In many respects web hosting is the platform or foundation of the new Internet economy. Websites are today’s new storefronts; clusters of servers–web hosts–are replacing the brick-and-mortar facilities that defined businesses in the past.As a result, businesses are compelled to seek out providers of web hosting […]

Business News – Qwest, IBM Form Alliance to Build Data Centers

Posted: 05/2000 Qwest, IBM Form Alliance to Build Data Centers By Ken BransonQwest Communications International Inc. ( and IBM Corp. ( will build 28 data centers throughout the United States during the next seven years.Company officials say they should realize $5 billion in revenue from the centers–Qwest for providing network services to IBM, and IBM […]

Business News – Rhythms Teams With Level 3 to Market IP Broadband Services

Posted: 04/2000 Rhythms Teams With Level 3 to Market IP Broadband Services By Khali Henderson Rhythms NetConnections Inc. ( has allied with Level 3 Communications Inc. ( to market “any-distance” bundled IP services, featuring high-speed local and long-distance network connectivity and usage-based bandwidth pricing.The agreement is part of Rhythms’ overall strategy to develop strategic partnerships […]

News Briefs

Posted: 02/2000 News Briefs * Level 3 Communications Inc. ( has announced the commercial availability of its (3) Voice service, a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) long distance service, for wholesale. (3) Voice is delivered over Level 3’s end-to-end IP network and softswitch-based architecture. Pricing for the service will vary based on the call termination […]

NEXTLINK and Concentric to Merge in $2.9 BillionStock Swap

Posted: 03/2000 NEXTLINK and Concentric to Merge in $2.9 Billion Stock Swap NEXTLINK Communications Inc. ( and Concentric Network Corp. ( have agreed to merge in a stock-for-stock deal worth $2.9 billion. Officials of the companies say the merger, expected to close in the second quarter, will create an unbeatable combination of local access (NEXTLINK) […]

Qwest, CAIS Announce $69 Million Contract

Posted: 12/1999 Qwest, CAIS Announce $69 Million Contract Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. and Washington-based CAIS Internet have announced a two-part deal worth $69 million to deliver high-speed Internet access to new markets. CAIS awarded Qwest a $54 million contract for high-speed Internet capacity and broadband Internet communications services. The agreement also calls for Qwest […]

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