XO Expands Twin Cities Network

XO says this expansion allows it to serve thousands of new businesses and offer them a more competitive alternative for their local and nationwide communications and networking needs.

HickoryTech Announces Acquisition of CP Telecom

HickoryTech Corp. (HTCO) has reached an agreement to acquire Computer Pro Inc., dba CP Telecom, a privately held facilities-based telecom provider, serving Minneapolis, St. Paul and northern Minnesota. The purchase price is approximately $7 million, subject to closing adjustments. The acquisition is anticipated to be funded primarily with cash. The closing of the transaction is subject […]

Alltel Completes Purchase of Midwest Wireless

Alltel Communications Inc. has completed its $1.075 billion cash purchase of Midwest Wireless Holdings of Mankato, Minn. Alltel expects to gain approximately 450,000 wireless customers in southern Minnesota, northern and eastern Iowa, and western Wisconsin, expanding the companys 850MHz wireless business into contiguous markets that cover a population of 1.9 million. Alltel is purchasing Midwest […]

No More Free Ride?

Posted: 12/2003 No More Free Ride? Regulators Consider Rules for Internet Phone Companies By Josh Long A new breed of phone companies is rapidly sprouting. They are hip. They are cheap. And for now, they are unregulated. Enter the world of IP telephony, a realm beset by technological challenges over the last several years, but […]

Qwest Probes Don’t End with Minnesota

The record fine the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission levied Tuesday on Qwest Communications International Inc. marks the first time the phone giant has been penalized this year for striking interconnection agreements with rivals without filing them with state regulators. But it may not be the last penalty Qwest faces. Several other states have opened probes […]

Carrier Channel: Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing

Posted: 1/2003 Arizona Commissioners Probe Qwest Wholesale Billing By Josh Long THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION (ACC) plans to conduct a hearing concerning why Qwest Communications International Inc. failed to implement new wholesale billing rates after local regulators slashed the average price of an unbundled loop nearly in half. In June 2002 the ACC cut the […]

Qwest: Trouble Brewing in Arizona, Minnesota

In Arizona, where Qwest Communications International Inc. struck secret interconnection agreements with 30-some-odd communications providers, two of those deals barred phone companies from participating in the regulatory process that is integral in determining whether the telephone giant has opened its network to competitors and should be allowed to provide long-distance services, according to the state […]

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