Talk America Closes Second Rival Acquisition

The upcoming change in UNE-P rules has CLECs scrambling to diversify their services so they stay afloat, a strategy demonstrated by the closure yesterday of Talk Americas second acquisition in months. Talk America, a Virginia-based CLEC, now owns Network Telephone Corp. (NTC), a voice, data and video provider serving businesses in the southeast. Talk America […]

LDMI, Talk America Combo Debuts

At The Channel Partners Conference & Expo, LDMI Telecommunications and its parent company Talk America Holdings Inc. (Booth 803) are making their first joint appearance since the two merged in July. The combined company plans to use the show to reach Midwest-based agents, an audience that matches its growing service region in Michigan and Ohio, […]

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Wholesale provider Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. agreed in late July to be acquired by Indian provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). VSNL will pay $239 million for Teleglobe. The transaction should close in first quarter 2006. VSNL says the deal makes it the third-largest international wholesale voice provider, behind AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. CLEC […]

LDMI Introduces ConnecT xTreme

LDMI Telecommunications, a division of Talk America Holdings Inc., today introduced ConnecT xTreme, a dedicated Internet access service of 3mbps. ConnecT xTreme is available to businesses in LDMIs Michigan and Ohio service areas. The services speeds range from 3mbps up to 6mbps. ConnecT xTreme also offers customer premise equipment, five IP addresses, 20 e-mail accounts, […]

Talk America Closes LDMI Buyout

Talk America has completed its acquisition of Midwestern provider LDMI Telecommunications Inc. The $48.1 million deal gives SBC Communications Inc. sizeable competition in the region. LDMI provides service on more than 131,000 voice equivalent lines and 27,000 data equivalent lines, primarily in Michigan and Ohio. Talk America expects the combined companies to use its softswitch […]

LDMI Touts New Web Portal, UNE-L Network

Regional CLEC LDMI Telecommunications (Booth 109), which serves the Midwest through its agents, recently launched a bigger and better Web portal for its channel partners, and says it is well-positioned to remain profitable in the wake of UNE-P changes. Agents can use the Web sales portal to enter orders and view customer data in real […]

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ATI, a carrier that works with master agents, has been selected by Inc. Magazine as company No. 41 on its Inc. 500 list. ATI came in No. 5 for the telecom sector and No. 2 in Orange County, Calif. Inc. Magazine’s annual list ranks America’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies. ATI executives say the […]

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GlobalTouch Telecom has rolled out its Global Starlink VoIP calling programs, available through the company’s agents. Global Starlink VoIP lets end users make and receive calls from anywhere in the world. Residential plans start at $14.95 per month with 500 minutes in the United States or Canada; an unlimited calling plan costs $19.95. Residential plans […]

CLECs to Trade Traffic, Bypass Bells

Against that backdrop of an uncertain regulatory environment, Matrix Telecom rolled out in mid-September a new wholesale service called Network Matrix, which is designed to give CLECs the ability to offer customers a seamless nationwide service. Network Matrix is a kind of CLEC cooperative, explains Rick Nagel, director of wholesale for Network Matrix. “Matrix will […]


-  LDMI Telecommunications is launching ConnecT, the company’s new allinclusive, low-priced Internet service, available to authorized LDMI agents. ConnecT will provide dedicated Internet access at speeds of up to 1.536Mbps, up to five IP addresses and 20 e-mail accounts as part of the standard package, with the ability to add more. Along with a data […]

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