PAETEC Extends Financing Options

PAETEC Holding Corp. (PAET) has expanded its Equipment for Services (EFS) program to all of its 42-state operating territory utilizing a single pricing and quoting tool. The EFS program takes a portion of a business’ overall telecommunications profitability and applies it to a third-party lease for needed hardware and software, such as a new PBX, router, […]

Ingram Micro Unveils Finance Options, Expanded Field Support

Ingram Micro said it has introduced a new suite of customizable leasing finance options and expanded field credit resources to help providers grow and capture more services value in 2008. Available now through Ingram Micro Preferred Leasing (IMPL), these new leasing options include managed services financing, 100 percent software financing, public sector leasing, small ticket […]

FiberLight Rolls Out New Managed Service Products

FiberLight LLC (Booth 400), formerly known as Xspedius Fiber Group, has come out with a new product line LightSource that provides FiberLight customers with the first all-private fiber interface for DS-3 through OC-192 and GigE capacity. LightSource is a fully managed fiber offering. The family of LightSource services and options sets up a private network […]

ATIs Got You Covered

ATI (Booth 101) is turning agents into cover girls and guys with its booth promotion at The Channel Partners Conference & Expo this week. A photographer will be on hand during booth hours to take photos of agent attendees. Their photographs will be superimposed on the cover of PHONE+ magazine, and available immediately for agents […]

Bell Fiber Introduced To Resellers Diets

The biggest phone companies in the United States are under no legal obligation to lease their advanced fiber networks to unaffiliated Internet service providers, yet SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. say they are open to such an arrangement. Verizon has even confirmed it has been in discussions to lease its fiber network, a […]

California Raises Wholesale Phone Rates

California regulators have raised the wholesale rates SBC Communications Inc. is authorized to charge rivals, inciting at least one phone company to partially cease marketing and drawing criticism that the price increases will hit the wallets of consumers and businesses. The ruling affects about 1.4 million lines San Antonio, Texas-based SBC leases to competitors and […]

Round Table

ON WHETHER THE FCC SHOULD ISSUE PERMANENT RULES ALLOWING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES TO LEASE HIGHCAPACITY LOOPS FROM THE BIGGEST LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES AT GOVERNMENT-MANDATED UNE RATES. “The commission has long recognized that the market for high-capacity facilities and services is a source of mature competition in telecommunications markets, and that imposing an unbundling obligation on […]

What’s Left In NorVergence’s Wake?

Mike Pimentel, a family doctor based in Maryland, received a call this winter from a NorVergence representative. NorVergence pledged to consolidate his phone bills and provide a T1 line that would allow the physician to transmit copies of aviation medical exams at higher speeds than over his dialup Internet connection. It sounded like a good […]

TNCI Starts Driven to Succeed Promotion

Trans National Communications International Inc. (TNCI) (Booths 507 and 509) is showcasing its new Driven to Succeed sales promotion running from March 20 – August 15. All TNCI agent partners are eligible to win a 2-year lease on a 2005 Mercedes-Benz. TNCI President Brian Twomey says, "TNCI entered 2004 better and stronger than ever before. […]

CompTel/ASCENT to Host Wholesale Regulatory Meeting

The CompTel/ASCENT Alliance will host a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss wholesale regulatory issues. The meeting is open only to alliance members. The purpose of the meeting is to inform members of regulatory changes, which might affect them and present opportunities to reduce costs or increase sales. The alliance also plans to solicit feedback to […]

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