Louisiana

 

T-Mobile Gives Hurricane Victims Free Wi-Fi Access

T-Mobile HotSpot is offering free Wi-Fi Internet service throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The provider is offering service in Borders Books and Music stores, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, Red Roof Inn Motels, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways clubs and lounges, if those facilities are open. […]

CenturyTel Completes Purchase of KMC Fiber Networks

CenturyTel Inc. has completed the acquisition of fiber networks from KMC Telecom Holdings Inc. (KMC) in 16 markets. The deal is valued at $65 million. The purchase means CenturyTel has added the following markets to its operations: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. “This acquisition helps expand CenturyTel’s competitive local […]

Space Data, MCI Enter Roaming Pact

Space Data Corp., a company providing wireless data services in rural areas, on Thursday announced a mutual roaming agreement with MCI Inc. Space Data and MCI’s SkyTel expect to begin offering roaming this month for location and fleet management services, with roaming capabilities for two-way messaging service to follow later this year. Space Data offers […]

Shaw Answers the Call

Believe it or not, there was a U.S. town that, until two months ago, did not have phone service. Now, however, thanks to wireless provider Centennial Communications and the Louisiana Public Service Commission, rural Shaw, La., has entered the 21st century. Centennial erected two cellular towers near the town of just more than 70,000 people. […]

BellSouth Prevails in Conflict over Internet Obligations

In a victory for BellSouth Corp., the FCC has ruled that state regulators cannot require incumbent phone companies to provide high-speed Internet access to a customer over the same network that a rival uses to provide voice services. In an order released Friday, the FCC said the state rulings are inconsistent with federal rules and […]

LightCore Expands Network in Louisiana, Texas

LightCore (Booth 510), a regional wholesale carrier in the central United States, has added 12 markets in Louisiana and Texas through expansion of its network. LightCore added three OC192 fiber rings with approximately 2,150 route miles of new fiber to its footprint, which spans more than 12,000 miles. The St. Louis-based company says it is […]

Federal Telecom Lawmakers Have Staying Power

Posted: 12/1998 Federal Telecom Lawmakers Have Staying Power By Kim Sunderland All four of the top telecommunications policy makers were voted back into office Nov. 3, retaining their committee seats and solidifying a Republican-led agenda for the 106th Congress. Bliley With these incumbents holding on to their seats, more of the same in telecom can […]

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