New York Certifies New Provider/Reseller

New York State officials have certified MSTI Holdings Inc. as a facilities-based telecom provider and reseller. The company, a subsidiary of Microwave Satellite Technologies Inc., sells quad-play services to residents, hotels and businesses. MSTI Holdings plans to expand into other markets as it is able. MST Inc.

WSJ: Treasury Department Might Cut Phone Excise Tax

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department is developing a plan to discontinue a 3 percent federal excise tax on long-distance and wireless telephone calls. The paper also said the government is considering refunding billions of dollars to consumers and businesses that have paid the tax. “Government officials are holding closely […]

Business News – Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures

Posted: 05/2000 Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures BY KEN BRANSON AND STACY LANE LINKMEYER Bell Atlantic Corp. ( and Vodafone AirTouch plc ( launched a joint wireless and paging joint venture, Verizon Wireless on April 4.One day later, BellSouth Corp. ( and SBC Communications Inc. (, said they too would come together with […]

Business News – Qwest, IBM Form Alliance to Build Data Centers

Posted: 05/2000 Qwest, IBM Form Alliance to Build Data Centers By Ken BransonQwest Communications International Inc. ( and IBM Corp. ( will build 28 data centers throughout the United States during the next seven years.Company officials say they should realize $5 billion in revenue from the centers–Qwest for providing network services to IBM, and IBM […]

Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-MileDeal

Posted: 03/2000 Teleglobe and Williams in $200 Million, 14,000-Mile Deal Teleglobe Inc. ( will buy 14,000 route miles of dark fiber across the United States from Williams Commun-ications Inc. (, the Montreal-based carrier has announced. The agreement includes, among other things, collocation space, interim capacity (the use of Williams’ lit fiber) until the dark fiber […]

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