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Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

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On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]

Case Closed: Judge Says Megamergers Serve Public Interest

After nearly a year of deliberations, a federal judge has decided that the 2005 Bell megamergers were in the public interest. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan released a 56-page order on Thursday that reaffirmed the Justice Departments 2005 consent decree conditionally clearing the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers. Sullivan said his task was limited under the law […]

Nokia Sees Strong Interest in New Partner Program

Nokia said Monday more than 750 companies have joined the Nokia for Business Channel Program since its introduction three months ago. The program went live Jan. 1 and more than 40 percent of the participating companies are enrolled in two or more technology tracks, Nokia said. Nokia for Business Channel Program participants offer business customers […]

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Kevin Martin … On FCC Chairman Kevin Martins confirmation to head the agency for a second term Im pleased that we were finally able to clear Chairman Martin. He is a fine chairman, and I am delighted that he will have another term to continue his work at the FCC.Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Senate Commerce Committee […]

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

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… On a federal courts ongoing review of recent megamergers and whether the governments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks was sufficient and in the public interest … The Department of Justice has never made the case that its flimsy settlement protects the public from the […]

Judge Not Prepared to Rubber-Stamp DoJ Megamerger Approvals

The continued post-merger scrutiny of the combinations of AT&T Corp. and SBC Communications, and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. could mean the Department of Justice and the FCC will have a harder time approving the melding of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. A federal judge on Wednesday made no decisions as to whether the […]

Court Turns Down COMPTELs Request to Intervene in RBOC Mergers

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday granted COMPTEL friend of the court status after the competitive carrier association made its case for an independent inquiry into whether the public interest is being served by the elimination of long-distance operators AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. (see story). The hearing lasted nearly two hours, a […]

DOS Attack Alert

FOR THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I have been thinking a lot about peer-to-peer traffic and how it might impact the many networks that combine to form the Internet. Understanding this kind of traffic can only continue to grow, I thought it could begin to burden the network without providing it with correspondingly more revenue. I […]

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