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… ON THE TEXAS LEGISLATION ALLOWING THE BELL COMPANIES TO PETITION THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION FOR A STATEWIDE VIDEO FRANCHISE LICENSE, RATHER THAN NEGOTIATE DEALS WITH EACH COMMUNITY A PROCESS THAT CAN TAKE BETWEEN SIX AND 18 MONTHS. CABLE COMPANIES MUST STILL NEGOTIATE INDIVIDUAL DEALS WITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES. Video represents the next great frontier in […]

Globalstar, QUALCOMM Sign $140M Deal

Globalstar LLC (Booth 714), recently entered into a $140 million multiyear agreement with QUALCOMM Inc. for the manufacture of next-generation satellite voice and data products. The agreement secures Globalstars hardware requirements for at least the next four years and the investment will enable the company to continue offering satellite voice handsets and data hardware to […]

TELECOM 05 Announces Keynote Speaker

The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) has announced the keynote speaker for its upcoming TELECOM 05 show.Jim Robbins, the CEO of Cox Communications Inc., one of the nations largest broadband providers, will share his views on the future for the industry.In todays vibrant communications market, consumers benefit from tremendous competition among voice, video and broadband […]

Grande Loses Another Exec, Names Interim Leader

Grande Communications board of directors today named Scott Ferguson the companys interim president and CEO, as the company last week said it would do after announcing Bill Morrows resignation. Morrow last week resigned as CEO, and president and co-founder Joe Ross just announced he, too, is stepping down. Morrow is to remain on the companys […]

FCC Chairman to Join Aspen Institute

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell will join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow for three months, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group announced Friday. Powell, who is leaving the FCC after having served on the commission since 1997, will advise the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on leadership, communications policy and program activities and […]

The Leader and the Damage Done

  No sooner had the stardust started settling in Washington following the inaugural to celebrate George Bush’s second term in office when word came out that Michael Powell, chairman of the FCC during Bush’s first term, was retiring from his post. My initial response was, “Boy, that’s wonderful news, but about two years too late.” […]

Business News

Posted: 03/2001 Business News VarTec, Lightyear to Merge By Josh Long VarTec Telecom Inc. (www.vartec.com), a facilities-based telecommunications provider of local and long-distance services to homes, and Lightyear Communications, a Louisville, Ky.-based ICP of voice and data products to businesses, have announced they will merge. Teaming with Dallas-based VarTec, Lightyear Communications Inc. (www.lightyearcom.com) will combine […]

Business News – PointOne Appoints Annunziata to Board

Posted: 09/2000 PointOne Appoints Annunziata to Board Robert Annunziata Robert Annunziata One of the telecommunication industry’s most experienced and well-respected entrepreneurs, Robert Annuziata, has agreed to serve on the board of directors for PointOne Telecommunications (www.pointone.com).Annunziata, who resigned as CEO of Global Crossing Ltd. (www.globalcrossing.com), is the second high-profile industry leader to join the PointOne […]

Business News – Bell Atlantic Offers Gateway Services to Internet Carriers

Posted: 05/2000 Bell Atlantic Offers Gateway Services to Internet Carriers By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) has announced a gateway service that provides completion of phone calls made via IP data networks.“The platform will serve multiple Internet telephony carriers, which means you have to segregate and keep track of different carriers’ messages,” said […]

Business News – Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium

Posted: 04/2000 Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER After months of negotiation and compromise, Lucent Technologies Inc. has joined the Softswitch Consortium, an organization of more than 70 vendors and service providers formed to develop internetworking technologies for Internet-based real-time interactive communications.Many in the consortium (www.softswitch.org) consider Lucent’s inclusion critical because of its […]

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