Windstream Fined for Billing Practices

Windstream will have to pay a $15,000 fine for charging customers for a full billing cycle, even if they dropped their service or changed it before the billing cycle was up.

BCN Telecom Adds POTS Lines in Pennsylvania

BCN Telecom Inc., Bedminster, NJ., announced Friday the launch of business-class local line services in Pennsylvania. The addition rounds out BCN Telecom’s available business product set, which already includes dedicated and switched long-distance, integrated T1, local PRI, dedicated Internet T1s, MPLS, Ethernet and gigabit Ethernet and conference calling. “BCN’s combined voice and data service offering […]

Whaleback Opens Philadelphia Channel Sales Office

Whaleback Systems has opened a regional channel sales office in Philadelphia continuing the companys expansion of its reseller network throughout the eastern United States. Whaleback also said several eastern Pennsylvania telecom services companies Schultz Technology Solutions, Innovative Data Solutions Inc. and Communatech have joined its Partner Program to support sales of CrystalBlue Voice service to […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion of rate increases that were granted […]

Citynet Expands Footprint in Pennsylvania, Ohio

Citynet Wholesale (Booth 821), a facilities-based broadband service provider for Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, announced it will continue its network expansion, adding 11 new markets by years end. Several new markets are nearing completion in Ohio, including Delaware, Marion, Mansfield and Wooster. In Pennsylvania, Citynet has sites under construction in Connellsville, Franklin, Meadville, […]

Citynet Deepens Tier 2/3 Network

Citynet (Booth 809) is expanding its fiber-optic network in an effort to provide the most extensive market coverage in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The carriers carrier has 18 PoPs in Ohio covering all eight of the states LATAs. Our build into the Youngstown market, providing both IXC and special central office access, has […]

SBC Reportedly to Use AT&T Name

Media reports yesterday said SBC Communications Inc. will use the AT&T Corp. name once the companies merger is completed. Howard Riess, a spokesman for SBC, said today the company has yet to make any announcements on its branding strategy. We value the AT&T brand as well as SBCs; we value the heritage and strength of […]

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