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EarthLink Cuts Jobs

EarthLink Inc. said on Tuesday it will cut 900 jobs and close four offices because it needs to reduce operating costs. The companys stock was up 48 cents on the news, closing at $7.34. The loss of 900 employees represents about half of EarthLinks work force. EarthLink is closing its offices in Harrisburg, Penn., Knoxville, […]

AirMagnet Achieves FIPS Certification

AirMagnet Inc. today announced that it is the first wireless intrusion detection systems vendor to achieve Federal Information Processing Standards certification. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the FIPS 140 Publication Series to coordinate the requirements and standards for cryptographic modules, which include both hardware and software components, for use by departments […]

NFL Star Merril Hoge to Deliver Keynote Address at Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Merril Hoge, former NFL player and ESPN analyst, will deliver the keynote address at the Fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Hoges address, which is sponsored by AireSpring and Magellan Hill Technologies, is aptly titled Find a Way. In his speech, the athlete shares how he achieved his goals despite many obstacles, such as concussions […]

Technology Law Group Partners to Address Contract Mistakes, Solutions

Telecom margins already are too thin for agents to risk making mistakes in their agreements with carriers. To that end, partners at Technology Law Group LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specializing in legal and consulting services for the telecom industry, will help agents identify the five most common contract mistakes and show them how to […]

PAETEC-US LEC Merger Completed

PAETEC Corp. and US LEC Corp. have completed their $450 million merger and the combined company began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ Syock Market under the symbol PAET. The combined company will conduct business as PAETEC Holding Corp. The merger, which was announced Aug. 14, was approved by both companies’ stockholders on Wednesday. The new […]

Level 3 Completes Broadwing Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of Broadwing Corp. Level 3 will pay consideration to Broadwing shareholders of $8.18 in cash plus 1.3411 shares of Level 3 common stock for each share of Broadwing common stock outstanding at closing. Level 3 will pay approximately $744 million of cash and issue approximately […]

OSG Billing to Manage One Communications Invoice Services

OSG Billing Services will manage invoice presentment and distribution services for One Communications as a result of a merger between CTC, Conversent Communications and Choice One Communications earlier this year. One Communications, which now serves more than 160,000 businesses in 16 states, sought a common platform across the three companies in order to streamline the […]

Soap Box

AS CHIEF COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE director for Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in the mid-90s, I and my colleagues on the Hill worked tirelessly negotiating and drafting key provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that would spur competition and innovation. Congress laid the groundwork for the FCC to implement pro-competitive and pro-consumer policies. Pioneering upstarts were […]

Avoid Being Played in the Faxtortion Game

THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits any person within the United States … to use any telephone facsimile machine, computer or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement to a telephone facsimile machine … The purpose of the act is to help protect innocent individuals from the costs, burdens and annoyance associated with the […]

Nakina Systems Unveils Nakina Networks OS 5.0

Nakina Systems Inc. has launched Nakina Networks OS 5.0, the next version of the companys flagship product. Nakina Networks OS 5.0 is a network operating system that serves as a mediation layer and single point of integration between the network itself and higher-level network management /OSS systems. Its flexible architecture allows it to address multi-vendor […]

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