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AT&T Launches Long-Planned Satellite Broadband

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday launched its long-planned satellite broadband Internet access service, with the help of provider WildBlue, whose services the RBOC is rebranding. AT&T announced earlier this month it was ready to roll out the satellite offering, which it has dubbed AT&T High Speed Internet Access. The carrier has been planning the move for […]

Aperto, EDX Partner to Offer WiMAX Network Planning Solutions

Aperto Networks, which develops WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today a marketing relationship with EDX Wireless LLC to offer a network planning tool to WiMAX service providers to help them design, deploy and optimize their WiMAX networks. EDX Wireless’ planning tool, EDX SignalPro, is a software package with specialized modules and customizable features […]

Harden Moves from Volo to VoX

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. Volo recently was acquired by VoIP Inc. Ron has a great reputation and will be a strong addition to our VoX team, […]

Cbeyond Planning IPO

Cbeyond Communications, a private company delivering communications services to small businesses, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $172.5 million in an initial public offering. Founded in 1999, Atlanta-based Cbeyond is seeking to expand beyond five cities amid vigorous growth in the IP-based communications industry. Cbeyond sells […]

Matrix Telecom Planning to Acquire Acceris Communications

Acceris Communications Corp. could soon become a part of Matrix Telecom. San Diego-based Acceris Communications Inc. on Monday announced a letter of intent to sell its communications subsidiary to Matrix Telecom for cash and other consideration for the transfer of shares. Completing the sale is contingent upon the execution of a share purchase agreement, approval by […]

FCC Chairman to Join Aspen Institute

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell will join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow for three months, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group announced Friday. Powell, who is leaving the FCC after having served on the commission since 1997, will advise the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on leadership, communications policy and program activities and […]

TowerStream Partners Up

TowerStream Corp. (Booth 244), a fixed wireless broadband provider, is rolling out its partner program at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Jeff Thompson, founder, COO and president, says TowerStream was planning some spiffs and incentives it will introduce at the Channel Partners event. He also says the companys commissions will be one of the […]

CompTel/ASCENT: Show Attendance Up 40 Percent Over Last Year

Organizers of the CompTel/ASCENT show say this weeks convention and expo exceeded attendance expectations, even after the association was forced to postpone the show by six weeks and move the venue from Miami to Orlando due to the threat of Hurricane Ivan. The association said today the show drew 2,200 attendees, up 40 percent from […]

3PV Weathers Hurricane Charley

3PV – Third Party Verification (Booth 316) is showcasing disaster-recovery planning at the CompTel/ASCENT Fall show by using real-life experience gleaned from surviving Hurricane Charley, which ripped through southern and central Florida in August, causing damage with an estimated cost of at least $15 billion. A Category 4 hurricane packs winds in excess of 131 […]

FCC Planning Wholesale Rate Freeze

The FCC is planning to freeze for six months the wholesale phone rates telecommunications companies such as Talk America and MCI pay to BellSouth Corp., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. charge for access to their local networks after a federal appeals court rejected contentious rules the commission released last […]

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