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Virtela Launches Partner Program

Virtela Communications Inc., a sponsor of The Channel Partners Conference & Expo, is launching the Virtela Agent Partner Program, targeting organizations with national and international clients and a broad set of expertise and value-added services, such as networking professional services, systems design, applications and network integration, and lifecycle management. The company currently is recruiting 20 […]

Investment Firm Hires Powell

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell has joined Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies, as a senior advisor. Powell will advise Providence on technology and regulatory issues, and investment opportunities. Providence Equity is an investor in T-Mobile USA and Nextel. Various media speculate the firm hired […]

Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced his plans two weeks ago to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to […]

Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced today his plans to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to ensure a […]

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 […]

FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms

It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell — including FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and Rebecca Klein, former chairwoman of the […]

Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions

In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell yesterday told an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the world, and regulators, view VoIP. He said this will lead to less regulation and more protection […]

Round Table

  …ON THE RESIGNATION OF FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELL. “Chairman Powell’s tenure at the FCC has not resulted in a better deal for America’s telecommunications consumers. Regulatory uncertainty under Powell’s watch has created ideal conditions for a ‘perfect storm’ of endless litigation that has set back the development of a 21st century telecommunications policy by […]

FCC Says AT&T Avoids Millions of Dollars in Payments

In a case involving prepaid calling cards, federal regulators on Wednesday said AT&T Corp. unlawfully avoided paying millions of dollars in connection fees and universal service contributions that subsidize telecommunications services across the country. FCC Chairman Michael Powell said the $160 million AT&T avoided in universal service contributions on enhanced prepaid calling cards since 1999 […]

Powell’s Prize Fight

It looks like cable companies may be on the defense for the first time in their battles with the Bells over consumer spending. Cable companies have long enjoyed dominance in the higher-margin entertainment business and handily outmaneuvered the telcos in delivering high-speed Internet, which seems to me to be more aligned with traditional telco territory. […]

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