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FCC Gives AT&T Partial Forbearance Relief

The FCC late Thursday night partially granted AT&T Inc.s petition for forbearance from rules governing its commercial broadband services. Perhaps of greatest concern to CLECs is that AT&T can price its commercial broadband services as it sees fit and not share those rates with providers using its networks. The FCC issued a statement just minutes […]

NPRG Roll Outs Continuous Information/Advisory Services

New Paradigm Resources Group Inc. (NPRG), introduced its Continuous Information and Advisory Services (CIAS) at the COMPTEL PLUS show in Dallas. CIAS delivers current granular company-specific and sector-specific data information and analysis in a dynamic online environment. CIAS gives clients access to NPRGs data, information, insights and analyses via a unified highly customized platform, the […]

Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

Fate of Last-Mile Venture in FCC Hands

If M2Z Networks Inc. gets its way, then competitive service providers could have another alternative to incumbent lastmile access. By press time, though, the company was ready to go to court against the FCC, citing word that Chairman Kevin Martin is prepared to reject its proposal. Read FCC Opens Unused-Spectrum Proceeding, M2Z Appeals Dismissal for […]

Level 3 Enhances Business Partner Program

Level 3 Communications Inc.s Business Markets Group today announced it has added several new components to its Business Partner Program. Level 3 has implemented joint go-to-market planning, in-depth training and competitive incentive programs, and additional Web-based planning tools. The comprehensive program enables select telecommunications agents and VARs to sell Level 3’s fiber-based IP, data and […]

CDW Adds to Carrier Services Team

Shane McNamara has joined CDW Corp. as practice manager, voice and data services where he will manage the day-to-day efforts of the companys carrier services. McNamara most recently served as director of sales and marketing of the channel partner program at Global Crossing. He also held positions at Casco Security Inc. and ILC Dover Inc. […]

Special Access Revisited

Next to forbearance, many wireless providers and CLECs list special access as their top regulatory concern. How, they ask, will they compete if the FCC continues to reduce government oversight of circuit pricing and accessibility? Now, at the behest of a head House Democrat, not of its own accord, the FCC looks to ask itself […]

Verizon Business Introduces Collaboration Calculator

Verizon Business introduced Tuesday a new Collaboration Calculator, a tool that the company said will allow organizations to measure how well their members work together and gauge how to improve collaboration. The Web-based tool, developed by Frost & Sullivan, is designed to help large businesses and government agencies measure the effectiveness of existing collaborative initiatives […]

Securing Opportunities

Securing Opportunities The Internet has given us lots to love and lots to be concerned about. As more and more small and medium businesses begin to embrace VoIP, unified communications and other IP technologies that provide a competitive edge, theres an accompanying recognition that these companies also need resources for securing those communications beyond a […]

Capital 2.0 Event Gains COMPTEL Partnership

Bringing together telcos seeking funding and the capital markets firms that have it can be a daunting task. The undertaking becomes far lighter lifting when you have a major carrier trade association aboard. xchange magazine, the creator and producer of Capital 2.0: Funding the Telco Future, has partnered with COMPTEL, whose membership includes a long […]

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