WSJ: Comcast, Time Warner Reach Tentative Deal to Acquire Adelphia

Creditors for three cable companies have reached an agreement in principle that would allow Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to purchase bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. in a cash and stock pact valued at approximately $17.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The agreement calls for Comcast and Time Warner to shell out $12 […]

WSJ: Former WorldCom Board Members Reach Settlement Agreement

Eleven former board members of WorldCom Inc. agreed to personally pay $20.2 million to settle a lawsuit related to the telecommunications carriers accounting fraud, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The agreement is among the settlements reached in a class-action lawsuit headed up by New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, the newspaper reported. Under the […]

Progress Telecom Intros Wireless T1 Wholesale Local Loop Service

Following the acquisition of Pure Connection, Progress Telecom (Booth 710) this week announced the launch of a new T1 wireless local loop service in Orlando, Fla. The service provides customers with a reliable end-to-end solution that gives them the capability to reach their target destinations. Using both traditional T1 services and scalable 3mbps to 10mbps […]

Reach Out, But Don’t Touch

AT&T Corp., Intel Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and ITXC Corp. are among the companies representing an expanded coalition formed to convince regulators to apply light regulation to VoIP technology. Uniting under the Voice on the Net, or VON Coalition, the diverse group of companies disclosed plans in February to reach out to state and federal […]

WestCom Promotes Local Loop

WestCom Corp. (Booth 533), provider of dedicated private lines primarily to Wall Street and customers of agents and resellers, announces a local loop promotional offering. "Reducing local loop charges is paramount among carriers and resellers to help sell services," says Jon Jorgl, general manager for New York-based WestCom. "The success of your business depends on […]

Stomp Out Hairy Access Issues

Posted: 12/2003 Stomp Out Hairy Access Issues Tired of dealing with high costs for redundant or under-used aggregation circuits? New Edge Networks Inc.s latest product offering, called Project BigFoot, allows network services providers to use one high-speed connection for purchasing wholesale broadband access from multiple suppliers nationwide. We want to give enterprise and carrier customers […]

Optical Delusions:

Posted: 2/2003 Optical Delusions: Wavelengths Slow to Reach Potential By Khali Henderson YOU KNOW THOSE FIREWORKS that shoot way up in the sky, explode with a bang and then literally fizzle out? They are a little like wavelength services. They had a bright future when they burst on the scene four years ago — analysts […]

RESELLER CHANNEL: Resellers Rally `Round T1 Resurgence

Posted: 07/2002 Resellers Rally `Round T1 Resurgence By William Matern For years, data communications pundits have predicted T1/E1 soon would be obsolete, replaced by Ethernet, gigE, DSL and other data transports. Predictions aside, telecom carriers and resellers still are focused on transporting voice and data over T1 because demand continues to grow, profit margins are […]

E-Channel: NBC’s Peacock Spreads its Reach

Posted: 12/2000 NBC’s Peacock Spreads its Reach It won’t get the laughs of "Will & Grace" or "Frasier," nor will it evoke the drama of "The West Wing," but NBC believes its latest venture will be satisfying. NBC Internet Inc. (NBCi, has introduced a consumer Internet portal service, which it calls "Your Personal Agent […]

Parallel Universes

Posted: 03/1999   Parallel Universes Large equipment vendors have concluded that it’s too much to ask customers to install, configure, integrate and manage the complex technologies this industry continues to pull together, which is why–through acquisitions and mergers–they are rapidly evolving into technology superstores. Soon they will be capable of equipping service providers with most, […]

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