Competitors Wake Up to Worst Nightmare

Posted: 04/2000 Competitors Wake Up to Worst Nightmare Feared Problems Manifest After Bell In-region Long Distance OK’d By Kim Sunderland hen the BOCs were vying for approval to provide in-region interLATA services, competitors were extremely leery. They feared that their orders would be dropped; that customer switchovers from the incumbent would get lost; and that […]

Realizing Their Own Worst Nightmare

Posted: 05/1999 Realizing Their Own Worst Nightmare By Ernest B. Kelly III Anyone who knows regional Bell operating company (RBOC) mentality knows that one thing they greatly fear in local service competition is the unbundled network element (UNE) approach and, in particular, the UNE platform, also known as the UNE-P. Next to losing customers outright […]

The Agent-LEC Relationship

Posted: 05/1998 The Agent-LEC Relationship Dream Date or Ongoing Nightmare? By Kieren J. McCobb While trading war stories at the AgENt Trade Fair in Houston at the end of February, I somehow got involved in a conversation with another agent regarding local exchange carriers (LECs). After dramatically closing his eyes and nodding his head from […]

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