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SRP Telecom Considers Phoenix Attractive Business Continuity Site

SRP Telecom (Booth 1015) says it is seeing an increase in demand for the dark fiber and related power solutions it offers to service providers in Phoenix. Given Phoenix is well outside of earthquake and hurricane zones, its a pretty nice place to locate backup data and other telecommunications facilities like call centers, David Keough, […]

Net2Phone, CMA Bring VoIP to New Markets

VoIP provider Net2Phone Inc. has expanded its agreement with cable operator CMA Communications (CMA) to provide cable telephony services to four more markets in Texas and Nevada. The two companies earlier this year started delivering digital phone services to CMA customers in Belle Chasse, La., a New Orleans suburb. That deployment has been delayed because […]

FCC Addresses Hurricane Katrina Response, Aftermath

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today announced three initiatives as communications remain spotty along the Gulf Coast, and as providers work around the clock to restore services. At the groups monthly meeting which was moved from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, at BellSouth Corp.s Emergency Control Center commissioners heard testimony from communications service providers ranging from RBOCs […]

Telcos, Cablecos Aid Disaster Relief Efforts

Dozens of telecom and cable companies are mobilizing to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, ranging from suspending bill-pay requirements to donating financial aid and communications equipment. For example, cable provider Cox Communications said today it is suspending billing from Aug. 29 until services are restored for customers in the New Orleans area. Cox’s first […]

SBC Installs Communications Services at Astrodome for Hurricane Victims

As emergency workers try to transport people taking refuge in New Orleans Superdome to Houstons Astrodome, amid gunshots, reports of fires and overall chaos, SBC Communications Inc. is installing a communications network in the Texas football stadium for victims of Hurricane Katrina.The nations second-largest local phone company says it is providing refugees with up to […]

Cellular South Works to Restore Service after Hurricane Katrina

Cellular South said this week it has started restoring wireless service in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties, areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. The privately held wireless provider says its network maintained a signal in some of these regions following last Monday’s storm, and never lost service in parts of […]

T-Mobile Gives Hurricane Victims Free Wi-Fi Access

T-Mobile HotSpot is offering free Wi-Fi Internet service throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The provider is offering service in Borders Books and Music stores, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, Red Roof Inn Motels, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways clubs and lounges, if those facilities are open. […]

3PV Weathers Hurricane Charley

3PV – Third Party Verification (Booth 316) is showcasing disaster-recovery planning at the CompTel/ASCENT Fall show by using real-life experience gleaned from surviving Hurricane Charley, which ripped through southern and central Florida in August, causing damage with an estimated cost of at least $15 billion. A Category 4 hurricane packs winds in excess of 131 […]

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