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Posted: 09/2002 Overheard… … in July 30 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation … "[T]o address the capital shortage facing the telecommunications industry, telecom firms must work diligently to clean up their balance sheets to restore some financial stability and reality to this industry." —Michael K. Powell, Chairman, FCC , […]

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Posted: 08/2002 Overheard… –Bill Esrey, chairman and CEO, Sprint Corp. … at SUPERCOMM in Atlanta … "Telecom will change at warp speed and not everybody will be able to keep up. … Today’s market is no place for companies with single service solutions or a weakened balance sheet." Brush After Every Call Soon all your […]

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Posted: 07/2002 Overheard… "I said, ‘I am not sure you can deliver a pizza in 30 minutes.’" … during the May ASCENT 2002 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, commenting on a claim by Enron Corp. executives that they could deliver bandwidth around the world in 30 minutes. –Brent Wilkens, managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald Telecom […]

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Posted: 06/2002 Overheard… … during the April PHONE+ Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas …  “It’s so nice to be a monopoly if you can hold onto it. Now we’re just surviving, not thriving, and we need to make some changes.” –Michael McDonnell, vice president, business partner program, Qwest Communications International Inc. On Tap […]

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Posted: 05/2002 Overheard… … before the Congressional Forum on Technological and Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment Policy and Initiatives…“Even ubiquitous broadband deployment will fall short of competitive, economic, or national security objectives unless people actually adopt broadband technology and use it to work, play, live and learn.”— Rick Ellenberger, Chairman-elect and CEO, Broadwing Inc.ID’em, DanoThe […]

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Posted: 04/2002 Overheard…… at CompTel’s 21st annual Conference & Exposition, while addressing the passage of the Tauzin-Dingell bill in the U.S. House … “Make no mistake, we are not despondent. The fight goes on. Tauzin-Dingell will go nowhere in the Senate. Last week’s vote marked the Bells’ highwater mark. It’s all downhill for the Bells […]

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Posted: 03/2002 NOT NECESSARILY NEWS Overheard… … following the FCC’s (www.fcc.gov) announcement it wants to fine SBC Communications (www.sbc.com) $6 million for failing to provide shared transport to competitive carriers … John Windhausen Jr., … “The Bell companies are as bad as serial killers; they have become addicted to bad behavior. We are pleased that […]

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Posted: 2/2002 Not Necessarily News Calling in for the Big Mac, Mocha Grande Who needs a drive-through, when you’ve got your cell phone? Three McDonald Restaurants and 11 Starbucks in Seattle are testing a way to offer faster service. Golden Arches’ customers can press a few buttons on their cell phones programmed to McDonald’s new […]

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Posted: 12/2001 Not Necessarily News Overhead… … at CompTel’s Conference & Expo in Boston …“We’ve gotta stop talking about what the bull market was like. We need to get back to reality … managing the bottom line.”–Robert Annunziata, chairman, Velocita Corp. (www.velocita.com)By The Numbers63 = percentage of 440 telecom executives surveyed who feel the telecom […]

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Posted: 11/2001 Opinion Not Necessarily News Overheard… during a panel discussion covering “Partner Collaboration and Programs” at the Channels Partners Show in Washington D.C….“… by next year, 100 percent of our new business will be through partners … We know you guys are the eyes in front of the customers.”–Bob Loftus, vice president partner programs, […]

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