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MetTel, Verizon Agreement Extended

Metropolitan Telecommunications Inc. (MetTel) said Tuesday it has extended its wholesale agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. The companies originally signed a deal in December 2004; that contract replaced MetTels UNE-P arrangement with Verizon, since the FCC had just announced it would eliminate UNE-P requirements. MetTel serves customers in the same 28 states as Verizon. Nationally, […]

XO Communications Completes Nationwide Intercity Fiber-Optic Network

XO Communications Inc. (Booth 715) announced today it has completed its new next-generation, nationwide, intercity fiber-optic network and now carries customer traffic across all segments. The network allows XO to more than double network capacity and offer more higher-speed data transport services to content providers, enterprises and service providers. Our new next-generation network represents a […]

MetTel Integrates With UCN, Sells inContact Application Services

UCN Inc. on Tuesday announced a partnership with MetTel Inc. (Metropolitan Telecommunications), in which the two companies will interconnect their respective networks, enabling MetTel to sell UCNs inContact application services to its customer base. MetTel customers will gain access to network-based contact-handling capabilities that improve customer contact quality and rep productivity, without the associated costs […]

XO Communications Deploys Fixed Broadband Wireless in Nine Cities

XO Communications announced its first significant market deployments of fixed broadband wireless technology that will broaden its ability to deliver business-class broadband solutions directly to businesses and help the company reduce local network costs. XO has deployed fixed broadband wireless in nine metropolitan markets — Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Tampa […]

NextWeb to Resell First Avenues Services

NextWeb Inc., Californias largest fixed-wireless ISP for businesses, has signed on to resell First Avenue Networks Inc.s wireless services. NextWeb said the deal will allow it to reach underserved areas of the metropolitan wireless and Ethernet markets, particularly in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area. “As a carrier’s carrier, creating reseller […]

Level 3 Completes ICG Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. on Wednesday completed its acquisition of ICG Communications Inc., a privately held Colorado-based telecommunications company. Level 3 paid approximately 26 million unregistered shares of its common stock and approximately $45 million in cash. The provider paid $9 million more in cash than it initially expected because ICGs working capital had improved […]

InfoHighway Buys Future Telecom

InfoHighway Communications Corp. said today it has acquired Future Telecom, a New York-based reseller of voice and data communications. The privately held CLEC had not made any previous announcements about the buyout and did not release terms of the deal. InfoHighway earlier this year bought Eureka, making the combined provider one of the largest in […]

XO Expands National Reach of Ethernet Services

XO Communications (Booth 1412) at COMPTEL said it has expanded the availability of its Ethernet services. The carrier is using Ethernet-over-copper technology to extend the reach of its Ethernet services footprint beyond on-net buildings served by its fiber network to businesses served by last-mile copper. Now available in more than 60 metropolitan markets, XO Ethernet […]

AT&T Debuts Ultravailable Managed Services

AT&T Inc. this week unveiled new managed services that interconnect business sites in metropolitan and wide area networks for SMBs. AT&T Ultravailable Service Option 2 is meant to provide a more affordable ring access alternative, the company said. It also works for DWDM, which increases bandwidth over existing fiber-optic backbones. This means users can support multiple […]

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