Alteva Taps Hosted VoIP for Education via E-Rate

Enterprise hosted VoIP provider Alteva has joined the Universal Service Administrative Co.’s Schools and Libraries Program’s E-Rate program. Institutions can now use government funding to purchase Alteva’s services. E-Rate discounts are provided to assist most schools and libraries in the U.S. obtain affordable telecommunication service, Internet access and phone hardware. Discounts up to 90 percent […]

Motorola Invests in Vocera

Motorola Inc., through its strategic venture capital division, has bought a stake in Vocera Communications, the company said Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Vocera Communications System lets workers communicate over a facility’s wireless network through a hands-free, wearable badge. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company serves hospitals, hotels, libraries and other retail businesses. […]

Vinton Cerf

THEN: Computer scientist Vinton Cerf, who lead the development of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet during his time with DARPA, just left MCI after engineering MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service connected to the Internet. He went to work for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives working on projects, such as digital libraries […]

Carrier Channel: OTC Bandwidth Brokers Partner

Posted: 08/2000 News Briefs * AT&T Corp. ( will provide communications services to 7.5 million active duty, retired and reserve Army, Air Force and National Guard personnel and their families worldwide under a $700 million contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The contract, effective July 1, grants AT&T sole concession on Army […]

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