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McDowell Free to Join All FCC Votes

As of today, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell is able to participate in all FCC votes. McDowell has had to abstain from several important voting sessions because he was a lawyer for competitive carrier association COMPTEL prior to his June 1, 2006, appointment. McDowell could have taken part in the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger vote in […]

Tee up with TELECOM WEEK!

     Revitalize between COMPTEL PLUS and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo by getting in a round of golf with industry colleagues. PHONE+ and COMPTEL are joining forces to bring you the first-ever TELECOM WEEK golf outing, scheduled for March 3!  The Las Vegas National Golf Club will be our host as golfers will […]

Associations Then & Now

LONG-DISTANCE THEN: COMPTEL, the result of the 1984 merger of the Association of Long Distance Telephone Companies (ALTEL) and the American Council of Competitive Communications (ACCC), expanded its focus on long-distance competitors to include local, wireless and Internet service providers. NOW: COMPTEL now represents nearly 300 service providers and their suppliers. It has acquired three […]

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LIBRA (SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22) What do I have to do to send you home in this beautiful late-model PHONE+ magazine today? Libra is the charmer, the sweet-talker and the salesman of the Zodiac. Thats right, partners, agents and resellers if youre a Libra, youve got the gift! Like its ruling planet, Venus, Libra […]

Verizon Plans Bandwidth-on-Demand Service to Speed Circuit Provisioning

Verizon Partner Solutions has plans to trial a new technology that will reduce the time it takes to establish high-capacity circuits including DS3, SONET and Ethernet, the company announced recently. The trial involves a technology and process known as bandwidth-on-demand within optical networks. The new process will enable wholesale customers to order and establish additional […]

Grab a ‘Taste of D.C.’

The fall events host venue, The Omni Shoreham Hotel, is at the heart of the famous Adams Morgan section of Washington D.C. A trip to this area wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the incredible international food the area has to offer. If you’re looking for something quick, I recommend Julia’s Empanadas. One of […]

House Committee Says No to Net Neutrality

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday struck down the so-called Markey Amendment in the proposed Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (COPE), also known as the Barton-Rush Act. The provision offered by Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., would have ensured net neutrality requirements, but was voted down 34-22 during mark-up procedures on the bill. […]

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ARIES(MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) Lady in red; little red Corvette; red skies at night; red wine. All good things, right? Well, the bad news for you, Aries, is that red is your ruling color; and this month, especially Saturday, the 15th, will have you seeing red and possibly in the red. The good news […]

Barkley Meets the Press

Yesterday, Mike Saxby and I had a brush with fame during a pre-show meeting with former NBA pro Charles Barkley, the keynote speaker for this weeks Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Talk about larger than life. Sir Charles is just that, literally. When I asked him about his favorite gadgets, his special edition black Motorola […]

Granite Telecommunications Plans Nationwide Broadband Offering

Granite Telecommunications, (Booth 626), a nationwide professional services company providing local and long-distance phone service and inside wiring for multilocation businesses, has announced the launch of a broadband offering in selected areas that will expand nationwide throughout 2006. Granite will provide the new broadband service using DSL and cable offerings from a number of partner […]

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