Grande Names New Directors

Texas-based CLEC Grande Communications has appointed Reid A. Fitzgerald as director of network sales and H. Lee Linton as director of Grande Business Solutions. Fitzgerald oversees sales and marketing for the companys wholesale data and phone services. He also is responsible for budget allocation, business strategy and development, and direct sales of nationwide telecommunications services. […]

FiberNet Launches Professional Services Subsidiary

FiberNet Telecom Group Inc., which sells metro access and colocation services to service providers, has formed a wholly owned subsidiary called Availius LLC that helps customers with product planning, project execution and ongoing network management. Prior to the creation of Availius, FiberNet already offered these services, but the creation of the subsidiary signals the company […]

Level 3s Crowe To Deliver Keynote

Competitive carrier pioneer James Q. Crowe of Level 3 Communications Inc. kicks off the CompTel/ASCENT show today with a keynote speech. Based on the amount of Internet world traffic on Level 3s IP backbone, Level 3 is among the largest Internet carriers in the world. The company, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., provides wholesale dialup service […]

Access One Bolsters Executive Team

Service provider Access One Inc. has hired two new executives.Jonathan Mitch Mitchell will serve as vice president of operations, responsible for the network and operations departments. He will provide technical and service direction for Access One and manage its network. Prior to joining the company, Mitchell worked for corporations including MCI Inc., MFS Communications, Worldcom, […]

Registration & Bonding

Posted: 7/2003 Registration & Bonding Game Promotions: Playing By the Rules Part 3 of 3 David O. Klein and Deena B. Burgess Editors Note: This is the third of a three-part series addressing the legal issues surrounding game-based promotions. The first and second parts appeared in the May and June issues of PHONE+. They can […]

Regulatory News – Dorman Named AT&T President

Posted: 01/2001 Dorman Named AT&T President David Dorman, 46, has been appointed president of AT&T, chairman and CEO C. Michael Armstrong announced. The present CEO of Concert–the worldwide venture between AT&T Corp. ( and British Telecommunications (BT,–Dorman will manage operations of the company’s core consumer and business services units in addition to its network services […]

Resale Channel: Bandwidth Markets Take Off

Posted: 02/2000 Bandwidth Markets Take Off BY KHALI HENDERSON As they said goodbye to the millennium, many carriers formally would greet a new era of commodity bandwidth trading. In December, the first forward contracts were traded, routes were cataloged, pooling points were deployed and traders organized. In a high profile if not significant move, Enron […]

Business News – AOL, Time Warner Union To Affect Telecom, Cable Industries

Posted: 03/2000 Former AT&T WorldNet VP Joins ITXC Corp. ITXC Corp. ( has announced that Tom Shoemaker, former vice president of AT&T WorldNet Service, now is executive vice president of business development for ITXC. He is responsible for both new service development and mergers and acquisitions. Tom Shoemaker ITXC Chairman and CEO Tom Evslin held […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES, CHANGES

Posted: 09/1999 ADDS, MOVES, CHANGES Bringing more than 15 years of telecommunications industry and distribution experience, Brian R. Friedt has joined Telcorp, Hewlett, N.Y., as vice president, alternate sales channel markets. He will be working to attract telecom agents to the Agent Equity Program, of which Telcorp, CMS and PTC are principals. Friedt has held […]

FCC Service Provider Filing and Fee Requirements

FCC Service Provider Filing and Fee Requirements The information below summarizes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) filing requirements and regulatory assessments generally applicable to telecommunications service providers. Interest on late payments and/or other penalties typically apply to companies either not filing or underpaying. Data in the chart represents the best information available as of March […]

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