Ask Steve

Answers to Your Questions About SMBs Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. This month, I am going to look at leading and lagging small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the VoIP world […]

A UNE-P Tale of Tier 2 Cities

CHOICE ONE COMMUNICATIONS INC. is offering UNE-P resellers serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets an alternative access solution that, unlike many other UNE-P replacement offers, mirrors the Bell product as closely as possible. We wanted it to be just as easy as it would be if they were doing it through the LEC, says […]

More than Lip Service

Several years ago I used to hang out with one of the ad reps at my magazine. She would joke that whenever one of her clients began discussing sports she would say dont get me started, indicating once she got started talking about football, for example, they wouldnt be able to shut her up. In […]

WCS Launches ChannelPerks

Show sponsor Wholesale Carrier Services Inc. (WCS) is launching WCS ChannelPerks, a points-based incentive program for all eligible WCS channel partners. Rather than being located in a booth, the company, for the third consecutive year, is hosting guests at its executive suite on the 31st Floor of West Towers in the Regency Suite of the […]


Posted: 05/1998 Beware: Bell Companies Soon May Be Nipping at Your Heels Nearly everyone agrees that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has brought mixed results after two years, but few are more disappointed by the slow pace of competition than the framers of that legislation. Now, it seems, even they have had enough. If the […]

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