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Comtel Launches New Excel Telecommunications

Comtel Telcom Assets LP has completed its asset acquisition of VarTec Telecom Inc., one of the pioneers of the 10-10 dial-around market. Comtel bought nearly all of VarTecs assets, as well as those of VarTecs subsidiaries Clear Choice Communications, One Choice and VarTec Solutions (formerly eMeritus Communications). The deal first was announced in August 2005. […]

Level 3 Completes Progress Telecom Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed the approximately $137 million acquisition of Progress Telecom LLC, a wholesale network services company based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Level 3 paid total consideration of 19,695,793 unregistered shares of its common stock and $68.5 million in cash. The purchase price remains subject to adjustment for the […]

Reports: Google, Comcast Want to Buy Part of AOL

Media reports on Thursday said Google Inc. and cable company Comcast Corp. want to buy a minority stake in America Online, which is owned by Time Warner Inc. Microsoft Corp. also reportedly is in talks to buy part of AOL. If Google and Comcast are successful, it would mean Comcast could offer AOL content to […]

News Briefs

Ron Harden, former vice president of sales and marketing for Volo Communications, as well as former chairman for CompTel/ ASCENT, has joined VoIP provider VoX Communications as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Volo, Harden served as executive vice president for Grande Communications and director and COO for PointOne Telecommunications Inc. He […]

Japan Telecom Extends Switch and Data Relationship

Japan Telecom Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Softbank Corp., is extending its colocation and peering services with Switch and Data. Japan Telecom also plans to boost its peering capacity within Switch and Data’s Palo Alto site. Switch and Data’s PAIX services are available in 11 markets.

VoX Launches Service in Six More Markets

VoX Communications has launched its VoIP service in six more metro markets. The wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based eLec Communications Corp. today said it now serves Atlanta, Denver, metro New York, Orlando and southeastern Florida. VoX offers calling plans that include unlimited local and long-distance calling in North America for a flat, monthly rate. […]

IRIS Networks Garners Business Honors

Nashville-based wholesale broadband carrier IRIS Networks (Booth 228) has been named a 2004 Music City Future 50 company by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Business Tennessee Fast50 company by Business Tennessee, a statewide business magazine. The Music City Future 50 is an annual recognition program to celebrate the 50 fastest growing, privately […]

Cybertel Lets Military Families Talk Overseas during Holidays

With some help from Cybertel Communications Corp., Marines stationed in Iraq this holiday will be able to talk with their families in the United States. Cybertel Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cybertel Capital Corp., says troops will place calls on its Cphone VoIP phone. More than 150,000 Marines, soldiers, sailors and air personnel are […]

Wholesale Channel – Williams Communications Leaves Home

Posted: 06/2001 Wholesale Channel Williams Communications Leaves Home By Josh Long When most kids reach a certain age, sometime in the teen years, they think about what it would be like to live on their own.Executives at Williams Communications Group Inc. (WC, www.williamscommunications.com) have felt that way for a while. They were grateful that their […]

Business News – Equalnet Communications Completes Reorganization of EqualNet Corp.

Posted: 08/1999 Equalnet Communications Completes Reorganization of EqualNet Corp. Equalnet Communications Corp., Houston, has completed the plan of reorganization for its wholly owned subsidiary, EqualNet Corp. "With this financial restructuring behind us, we can better devote our efforts to building shareholder value by repositioning our focus to emerging niches in the communications market," says Mitchell […]

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