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The Channel Bids Farewell to a Friend

There are some people that leave a lasting impression. John Marsch was one of those people. Standing at 6 feet, 4 inches and with a shock of white hair, he certainly was remarkable to all who saw him. But it was a captivating presence and entrepreneurial spirit in equal to his large stature for which […]

VoicePipe Chooses CustomCalls Billing, OSS Solution

Hosted IP PBX provider VoicePipe Communications Inc. has selected CustomCall Data Systems Inc.s hosted applications to manage order entry, rating, billing and OSS functions for its hosted PBX service. VoicePipes integrated offering for businesses eliminates customers having to deal with separate voice, long-distance and data networks, and service providers, said John Real, general manager of […]

Get the Scoop on VarTec’s Transformation

If you are interested in finding out more about VarTec’s transformation into Excel Telecommunications, you can find out more on Channel Partners LIVE! Web radio show today at 4 p.m. (see story). John Davis, Excels director of channel sales, will be our guest and promises to share insights into the company’s past year and its […]

Verizon, DIRECTV Team to Offer Triple-Play Services

As of July, Verizon Communications Inc.s wholesale customers will be able to sell voice, DSL and DIRECTV services in a bid to offer an alternative to cables triple-play rollouts, the companies said this week. Service providers using Verizons Wholesale Advantage voice and certain high-speed data services now can add on DIRECTV. Terms of the deal […]

Communications Act of 2006?

WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of politicians priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections will pose no deterrent to new legislation. Executives for USTelecom and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) predict a […]

Déjà Vu: McLeodUSA Again Emerges From Bankruptcy

For the second time in four years, the embattled CLEC, McLeodUSA Inc., has emerged from bankruptcy. McLeodUSA first filed for bankruptcy in January 2002 and came out from that process three months later. This time, the company has wiped out its debt and named new leaders, but left shareholders at a loss for their investments […]

Why Broadband Critical Mass Matters More Than Ever

By John Logan A recent study shows 43 percent of online households connect to the Internet via broadband. Good news? Not good enough, actually. It is not broadband critical mass. The statistic largely ignores the fact that millions of citizens in the United States have no Internet access at all. Hurricane Katrina reflects how lack […]

In Box

On behalf of the John V. Budney Memorial Fund, thank you for supporting our 1st Annual Golf Tournament. Your sponsorship was essential to our success, and, as a result of your generosity, we raised a total of $71,938.47 for the fund. More than 250 golfers were in attendance a record number at Eagle Vale! In […]

FiberNet Launches Professional Services Subsidiary

FiberNet Telecom Group Inc., which sells metro access and colocation services to service providers, has formed a wholly owned subsidiary called Availius LLC that helps customers with product planning, project execution and ongoing network management. Prior to the creation of Availius, FiberNet already offered these services, but the creation of the subsidiary signals the company […]

Consumer Cellular GSM Service Available to MVNO

Consumer Cellular Inc. (Booth 805) is expanding its private-label program by rolling out GSM service to its growing list of MVNO partners. The service operates on the combined GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) networks of Cingular and AT&T Wireless, which is the largest GSM system in the nation. GSMs primary advantage is its use […]

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