CoStreet Appoints Director of Carrier Sales

CoStreet Communications, a Louisiana-based network integrator, has hired Linda Michaels as director of carrier sales. Michaels most recently served as managing director of sales for Universal Access in Chicago. She has worked in telecom for more than 16 years; before Universal Access, Michaels worked as strategic accounts director for Progress Telecom. In her new position, […]

Qwest Director Donohue Resigns

Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus on that position. Donohue was a director since 2001. […]

Verizon Back in Lead Position for MCI

Verizon Communications Inc. on Monday said MCI Inc.s board of directors is unanimously recommending approval of an amended agreement for Verizon to acquire MCI. Verizon has raised its offer for the No. 2 long-distance carrier to at least $8.5 billion in cash and stock, which is still well below the $9.85 billion bid Qwest Communications […]

How to Prepare for Any Negotiation Session

If you think successful salespeople “wing it” when it comes to negotiation, think again. In truth, they prepare for every negotiation with the same rigor as a student preparing for an upcoming exam. Smart salespeople realize effective negotiation depends on preparation. They take time to think through their own positions and that of their counterparts […]

FCC Triennial Review Likely a Prelude to Litigation

An appeal is highly likely once the Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov) issues an order governing a local telephone resale platform that has sparked a nationwide debate packed with rhetoric and lopsided views. The FCC could issue its order in February after it completes it Triennial Review, but lawyers say in all likelihood the agency will […]

Sewer Skewered

Former CityNet employee charges sexual discrimination and claims the company terminated her after she complained.

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 03/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Joseph A. Basile Jr., president and CEO of GST Telecommunications Inc. (www.gstcorp.com) has announced his resignation to pursue other interests. Basile will continue to serve as a member of GST’s board of directors. Tom Malone, GST’s COO, is serving as interim CEO pending a search for a permanent CEO. […]

Ameritech Chairman, CEO Announces Retirement

Posted: 12/1999 Ameritech Chairman, CEO Announces Retirement After 31 years at Ameritech Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., Richard C. Notebaert, chairman and CEO of the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), has announced he will retire effective Dec. 30. The retirement announcement comes after SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, another ILEC, completed its $73 billion acquisition of […]

Can’t Go IPO?

Posted: 11/1997   Can’t Go IPO? You’re Not Helpless Take Control By Restructuring By Michael H. Wirpel Here’s the scene: Your margins, profits and self-esteem are shrinking. Your cash flow is negative; you are not positioned for either an IPO or new debt. There appears to be no way to salvage the business. Pictures of […]

People On The Move

Posted: 11/1997 People On The Move ICT Group Inc. appointed Susan Bettenhausen Vice President of Telecom-munications Industry Services. In this position, Bettenhausen will be responsible for the strategic management and business development of all customer care and call center teleservices applications specialized for the telecommunications industry. Andrew Maunder, president and CEO of Axiom Inc., has […]

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