Out of the Loop

Out of the Loop The Bells are on course to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process.


  THE BELLS ARE ON COURSE to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process. CLECs view the retirements as attempts to foil competition; they use the loops to deliver DSL, Ethernet and other services to customers. They also […]

EarthLink to Invest $50 Million in Covad Build-Outs

Covad Communications Group Inc. stocks were up nearly 8 percent Thursday morning on news that ISP EarthLink Inc. is investing $50 million in the communications provider. EarthLink said it will provide the money as debt and equity financing for Covad to build networks in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego […]

mPhase Highlights Its Broadband Loop Watch System

mPhase Technologies (Booth 1310) is displaying its Broadband Loop Watch System, which is now in general availability and designed to ensure the quality of broadband services by giving access providers continuous remote visibility into the broadband networks that connect customers to central offices. With triple play platforms and services now being implemented, carriers will be […]

NBS Intros VoIP, Offers Internet Promotions

Network Billing Systems LLC (NBS, Booth 418) announces it now can offer VoIP. Resellers and agents can take advantage of wholesale rates, colocation services and hybrid resale programs. The addition rounds out the resellers portfolio, which also includes switched or dedicated long-distance, local and long-distance integrated circuits, frame relay, Internet DS1s or above, and telecom […]

Progress Telecom Intros Wireless T1 Wholesale Local Loop Service

Following the acquisition of Pure Connection, Progress Telecom (Booth 710) this week announced the launch of a new T1 wireless local loop service in Orlando, Fla. The service provides customers with a reliable end-to-end solution that gives them the capability to reach their target destinations. Using both traditional T1 services and scalable 3mbps to 10mbps […]

PAETEC Gives Customers New Tools

PAETEC Communications Inc. (Booth 419), a CLEC serving customers in 27 U.S. markets, announced a wholesale package the company describes as regulatory-resistant. The offering combines special access with integrated services, including integrated T1s, email scanning, conference calling, MPLS and quality of service. In addition, the company provides tools to help resellers manage and grow their […]

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 […]

WestCom Promotes Local Loop

WestCom Corp. (Booth 533), provider of dedicated private lines primarily to Wall Street and customers of agents and resellers, announces a local loop promotional offering. "Reducing local loop charges is paramount among carriers and resellers to help sell services," says Jon Jorgl, general manager for New York-based WestCom. "The success of your business depends on […]

Covad Keeps on Trucking Under Grandfather Clause

Posted: 10/2003 Covad Keeps on Trucking Under Grandfather Clause Shares of Covad Communications Co. traded at a meager 54 cents the day after the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules threatening to limit the companys ability to provide broadband access to homes. Six months later, after receiving the written order governing those regulations, the market […]

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