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Apples iPhone debuted this summer with lines of people clammoring for the sleek $500 device. Available exclusivley on the AT&T Inc. network, there are three new service plans, all of which include unlimited data, Visual Voicemail (which allows consumers to see a listing of their voice mails, decide which to listen to, then go directly […]

EarthLink Names New CEO

EarthLink Inc. has named Rolla P. Huff as president and CEO. He succeeds Garry Betty, who died in January from complications of cancer. Mike Lunsford had been serving as interim CEO. “We believe that Rolla has the experience and strategic acumen required for EarthLink to create value for its shareholders, while maintaining its track record […]

Mpower Cuts Two Executives from Payroll

Facilities-based provider Mpower Communications Corp. has shaken up and consolidated its senior management team, indicating only in a press release that it needed to streamline operations to reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance shareholder value, said Rolla P. Huff, chairman and CEO of Mpower Communications, in a prepared statement. Mpower did not immediately return calls […]

Mpower Acquires ICG, Signs Contract with Tierzero

Mpower Communications (Booth 611) announced it has acquired ICG Communications Inc.s California customer base and network assets in California. The acquisition provides Mpower with a statewide SONET fiber network with fiber rings in six major metropolitan markets and 128 on-net fiber-lit commercial buildings. It also provides a wholesale channel for Mpower as it becomes a […]

Chief Executives Say Consolidation is Necessary

Chief executives of three telecommunications companies on Monday said industry consolidation is vital to support the health of the sector and compete more effectively with such titans as national cable operators, wireless carriers and the four regional phone companies. Theres got to be a lot of consolidation going forward, WilTel Communications President and CEO Jeff […]

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