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Business News – NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services

Posted: 08/1999 NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has selected San Francisco-based NorthPoint Communications Inc. as its preferred national symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) partner. The agreement enables IXC to add dedicated, SDSL-based high-speed local access to its services portfolio. The service is slated to be available to […]

IXC Expands Business Unit with Coastal Acquisition

Posted: 07/1999 IXC Expands Business Unit with Coastal Acquisition IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has expanded its retail division, Eclipse Telecommunications Inc., with the completed acquisition of Coastal Telephone Co., Houston. Announced in January, the transaction is valued at approximately $100 million. The acquisition allows IXC to sell its broader product line into Coastal’s base […]

Carrier Channel: IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away

Posted: 05/1999 IXCs: Don’t Let DA Slip Away By Larry Butler Since 1964, consumers have dialed 411 for local directory assistance (DA) and NPA-555-1212 for numbers outside their local area. This approach has worked reasonably well for years, but no longer. Multiple local exchange carriers (LECs) and number portability are among the reasons that a […]

Telecom Wholesalers Invade Internet Space

Posted: 03/1999 Telecom Wholesalers Invade Internet Space By Denise Culver If there is any question whether the demand for data products is moving down market, look no further for an answer than to the number of carriers–from the Big Three to tier 3–that have in recent months begun to wholesale Internet services to telecom resellers, […]

The PICC

Posted: 02/1999 The PICC Lost Revenue for IXCs? By Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. Recovering the primary interexchange carrier charge (PICC) from end users is becoming increasingly problematic for interexchange carriers (IXCs). Since its adoption, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has struggled to put rules in place that permit IXCs to pass the charge through to […]

Fiber Buildout Boom Continues

Posted: 09/1998 Fiber Buildout Boom Continues By Peter Meade Think "real estate" is the tip for the slew of long distance carriers that have made recent announcements about buildouts of their fiber optic networks. Image: Frontier "Optronics" Network Completion Schedule The market for building fiber networks has a lot of parallels with the real estate […]

End Run on Long Distance Market Lands Two Baby Bells in Court

Posted: 07/1998 End Run on Long Distance Market Lands Two Baby Bells in Court By Carol L. Bowers Federal law prohibits regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) from offering in-region long distance service until they meet 14 requirements, but US WEST Inc. and Ameritech Corp. are trying to prove the law doesn’t preclude them from offering […]

What’s News

Posted: 06/1998 Westinghouse Strengthens RSL’s Data Strategy By Paula Bernier RSL COM U.S.A. Inc.’s $90 million purchase of Westinghouse Communications will be key in driving the company’s intranet services strategy targeted at businesses, says RSL COM U.S.A. President and CEO Ed Thomas. "We want to offer intranets to business–closed users groups, e-commerce via the intranet," […]

How Does a Payphone Make Money for Its Owner?

Posted: 06/1998 How Does a Payphone Make Money for Its Owner? By Bob Lane When I decided to enter the payphone business a number of years ago, I didn’t have a clue where to start. Like many other aspiring independent payphone providers (IPPs), I stumbled blindly into some of the less scrupulous payphone business offerings […]

IXC Communications Inc. Walking the Talk

Posted: 04/1998 By Debera Bell-Beam IXC Communications Inc. claims "Telecommunications has a new highway," and that may well be true. One thing is certain, however: This Austin, Texas-based provider is once again paving the way. In less than six months on the job, telecom veteran and IXC President and CEO Benjamin L. Scott has wrought […]

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