Abernathy Leaving FCC in December

Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy said today she is resigning from the commission as of Dec. 9. Abernathy, who has served on the commission since 2001, is not seeking another term and must leave the agency when Congress adjourns. Abernathy yesterday sent a letter to President Bush informing him of her plans. Bush just […]

Mergers May Leave Agents Spinning Wheels

Giant telecom mergers threaten to radically narrow the field of national phone companies that outside sales agencies could represent at a time of heightened disparity between strong and weak carriers. Some sales reps say the megamergers would result in fewer independent representatives supporting the biggest phone companies, limiting agents’ options. “I figure a lot of […]


The article, “Mergers May Leave Agents Spinning Wheels,” in PHONE+ May 2005, Pages 22-23, misspelled the name of Peter Radizeski, president of RAD-INFO Inc. The article, “Big Brand MNVOs Need Big Back-Office Support,” also in PHONE+ May 2005, Pages 30-34, contained a diagram with missing text. The correct diagram is below. PHONE+ apologizes for the […]

Frisby to Leave CompTel/ALTS on Friday

Tomorrow marks CompTel/ALTS CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr.s last day at the association. Frisby who said in late November he would step down to pursue his first love, law will be replaced by Drew Walker, former president of business services at ITC^DeltaCom, on an interim basis. Frisbys resume includes private practice and also a career- […]

FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms

It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell — including FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and Rebecca Klein, former chairwoman of the […]

We’ll Leave the Connection on For You

New Edge is going after the market with humorous ads in a postcard format. Front shown here. Hotels, conference centers, resorts and even some budget accommodation chains are turning to advanced communications services to separate them from a dense field of competitors and get heads into beds: Real-time front-office applications, guest services and guest-room amenities […]

Instant Collaboration

Posted: 11/2003 Instant Collaboration New Tools Enable Move from Chat to Conferencing in a Continuous Call By Khali Henderson Business use of instant messaging as a collaborative tool is on the rise; The Radicati Group Inc. estimates the total number of corporate IM accounts will exceed 60 million this year and grow to 349 million […]

Wholesale: Williams Communications May Leave Parent

Posted: 01/2001 Williams Communications May Leave Parent By Josh Long Williams Communications (www.williamscommunications.com), buoyant after nearly completing its 33,000-mile Multi-Service Broadband Network a year ahead of schedule, may separate from Williams (www.williams.com), its energy parent company. The decision could give investors a clearer picture of the carrier’s identity and help raise the company’s value on […]

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