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No Dummies Here ATIs Stephen P. Olejniczak If you need a refresher course on the changing telecom industry, check out the recently published Telecom for Dummies. The book explains everything from the intricacies of VoIP to the finer points of being a RespOrg. Author Stephen P. Olejniczak is director of operations for carrier ATI. I […]

Digital Realty Trust Expands Meet-Me-Room Facilities

Digital Realty Trust Inc., an owner and manager of corporate data centers and Internet gateways, has announced recent agreements with eight new tenants in its Meet Me Rooms across the nation. Meet Me Rooms facilities allow telecom carriers and network service providers to cross-connect their networks to support the buying, selling and sharing of bandwidth. […]

FCCs Martin Swears in Tate, Copps

Deborah T. Tate today officially became the newest member of the FCC when she was sworn in by Chairman Kevin J. Martin in a private ceremony. The Republican was joined by second-term commissioner Michael J. Copps, a Democrat. The Senate in late December confirmed Copps and Tate, President Bushs pick to fill the seat left […]

Senate Confirms FCC Nominees

The Senate last night confirmed Deborah T. Tate as the FCCs newest Republican commissioner, and re-appointed Michael J. Copps, a Democrat who has served on the commission since 2001. In another late-night session, senators approved President Bushs two nominations by voice vote, Reuters reported. Tates term will expire in June 2007. She most recently has […]

NTIA Head Steps Down

The head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Commerce Department said this week he will step down in early 2006, the New York Times reported. Michael D. Gallagher had been in the race to head the FCC after Michael Powell resigned; he lost to Kevin J. Martin. The Times said Gallagher played […]

Argus Hires New Sales VP

Argus Technologies has appointed Michael Burkhalter as its new vice president of U.S. sales, telecom. Argus makes DC power devices including enclosures, rectifiers and converters for carriers. Burkhalter comes to Argus with more than 20 years experience in senior management in sales, marketing and engineering. Michaels background in the power industry from telecommunications, transportation, industrial […]

Bush Nominates Tate for FCC Seat

President Bush said today he will nominate Republican Tennessee regulatory commissioner Deborah Tate to fill the FCC seat that has remained empty since March. A number of events including hurricanes in the Southeast, the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor have caused the […]

OnFiber Expands into Cincinnati

OnFiber Communications Inc. has expanded its services into Cincinnati, Ohio. The market is the companys 18th in the United States. OnFiber now has more than 5,000 route miles of fiber optic network across the country. Demand for our services is continuing to increase all across the country, says Michael Guess, COO and co-founder of OnFiber. […]

MCI Reports Profitable Third Quarter

MCI Inc. today reported its second profitable quarter in a row, helped by new product launches and cost-reduction strategies. The long-distance carrier, which is set to merge with Verizon Communications Inc., had third-quarter net income of $271 million, or 82 cents per share. The increase came after losses of $3.4 billion a year earlier, when […]

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