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Regulatory News – FCC Reviews SBC’s Project Pronto

Posted: 12/2000 FCC Reviews SBC’s Project Pronto By Kim Sunderland Competitive telecom carriers have prevailed in getting the FCC (www.fcc.gov) to reconsider aspects of SBC Communications Inc.’s (www.sbc.com) separate affiliate for broadband, Project Pronto. In September, the commission approved changes in conditions set for the SBC-Ameritech merger. Those changes allow for SBC to deploy its Project […]

Wholesale: Birch Among First To Test Pronto Network

Posted: 12/2000 Birch Among First To Test Pronto Network By Khali Henderson Through a market trial being conducted with SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com), Birch Telecom Inc. (www.birch.com) will be among the first CLECs to offer its customers Internet access over the network platform SBC is creating through its $6 billion Project Pronto initiative. SBC spokeswoman […]

Bottom Line: Moving to Zero-Burden Tax Regime

Posted: 08/2000 Moving to Zero-Burden Tax Regime By George Abi-Esber Telecom services are generally subject to a multitude of transactional taxes as well as complex and burdensome sales and use tax administration systems. In addition to the 45 states (and the District of Columbia), more than 7,500 local jurisdictions impose sales and use taxes. That […]

It’s a Steamroller Baby …

Posted: 07/2000 It’s a Steamroller Baby … SBC’s Project Pronto’s Gonna Roll All Over You By Kim Sunderland There’s a $6 billion initiative steadily being turned out in Texas that purports to flatten resellers like a steamroller. Their fear is that SBC Communications Inc.’s (www.sbc.com) Project Pronto, the RBOC’s separate affiliate for broadband, could be […]

Business News – T-Rex Stalks Hartford (Relax, It’s Only a Telecom Hotel)

Posted: 07/2000 T-Rex Stalks Hartford (Relax, It’s Only a Telecom Hotel) By Ken Branson Terremark Worldwide Inc. (www.terremark.com) has purchased three insurance company buildings in Hartford, Conn., with plans to turn the 140,000 square feet of space into a T-Rex telecom hotel.Telecom Routing Exchange Developers Inc. (www.t-rexchange.com), also known as T-Rex, will develop and manage […]

Internet Telephony – Venezuela May Promote Web Through Prepaid Internet

Posted: 06/2000 Venezuela May Promote Web Through Prepaid Internet Venezuela may introduce prepaid cards to allow Internet technology access for low-income families and to bring its population into the cyber age.According to the Defining Presence Marketing Group (www.dpmg.com), the typical Internet user has an average family income of $60,000. Out of 150 million Internet users, […]

Business News – Teleglobe Announces Worldwide Integrated Services Network

Posted: 07/1999 Teleglobe Announces Worldwide Integrated Services Network By Charlene O’Hanlon Take an existing carrier-focused global voice and data network; add in some fiber, optical and packet technology; and throw in a hefty amount of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) platforms and new network intelligence. What do you get? If you’re Teleglobe Communications Corp., you get […]

Carrier Channel: Crossing the Pond

Posted: 06/1999 Crossing the Pond Global Carriers Build, Buy or Lease Undersea Cable By Ken Branson The bottom of the North Atlantic has been accumulating submarine cable since 1858, when the first one was laid between North America and Europe–a telegraph cable. Since then, coaxial and then fiber optic cable has snaked under the water. […]

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