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Regional Bells Ink Wholesale Deals Opening Voice Network to Rivals

BellSouth Corp., the third largest local phone company, on Friday announced signing 100 commercial agreements that govern the terms under which rivals can access its voice network. The commercial agreements replace government-mandated arrangements that expired today under FCC regulations. Atlanta-based BellSouth said the agreements covered approximately 530,000 access lines in its nine-state territory. The FCC […]

Chief Executives Say Consolidation is Necessary

Chief executives of three telecommunications companies on Monday said industry consolidation is vital to support the health of the sector and compete more effectively with such titans as national cable operators, wireless carriers and the four regional phone companies. Theres got to be a lot of consolidation going forward, WilTel Communications President and CEO Jeff […]

AireSpring to Add 5 Regional Agent Channel Managers

AireSpring (Booths 207-209) announced is expanding of its agent channel management team to handle the companys 425 percent growth over the past 18 months. AireSpring will be adding five more regional agent managers nationwide, bringing the total to eight. The company says the added resources will allow it to continue expanding, while maintaining its high […]

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…ON FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELLS CALL FOR LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES TO NEGOTIATE WHOLESALE PHONE RATES WITH THE REGIONAL BELLS FOR A 30-DAY PERIOD. POWELL ANNOUNCED THE PROPOSAL AFTER A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN AN FCC ORDER DESIGNATING THE STATES TO SET UNBUNDLING RULES. “We agree the time is ripe for the industry to strike […]

InfoHighway Extends Promotion

Show sponsor InfoHighway Communications Corp. (Booth 301) is extending its first quarter promotion on voice T1 circuits and ISDN PRIs with unlimited local and regional calling options. The promotion, code ACSM4, now expires May 31. The service provider is offering customers a $50 credit per month for the first 12 months of service on either […]

BullsEye Telecom Reports Good Takeup of Corporate Advantage Program

BullsEye Telecom (Booth 428), through its Corporate Advantage program, has won the local telephone service contracts for several regional and national businesses that have multiple locations — crossing RBOC territories — throughout the United States. The year-old program enables businesses to consolidate their local service into one invoice with complete account management, reporting and analysis […]

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Posted: 9/2003 … ON SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC.S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE LONG-DISTANCE SERVICES IN ILLINOIS, INDIANA, OHIO AND WISCONSIN The networks are open. The local markets are open. Its time to be allowed in the long-distance business so we can compete on an equal footing. Dave Pacholczyk, spokesman, SBC SBC should have ensured […]

AFN Quiet, But Not Dead

AFN Communications Inc., a utility-backed regional wholesale carrier, has been very quiet ever since its former chief executive left the company last year for another job. But AFN (www.afncommunications.com) is not dead. In fact, the Tulsa, Okla.-based company recently inked interconnection agreements with three carriers to extend its 8,000-route-mile network at a nominal cost through […]

Regulatory News – Progress Measured in Regional Testing of Qwest OSS

Posted: 03/2001 Progress Measured in Regional Testing of Qwest OSS The goal for the Qwest Regional Oversight Committee’s (ROC) OSS Collaborative (www.nrri.ohio-state.edu/oss.htm) third-party test of Qwest’s OSS is to complete a military-style test and issue a final report during the third quarter. The ROC announced Jan. 31 that progress had been made on a range of […]

Regulatory News – Regulators Prepare for BOC Long-Distance Onslaught

Posted: 12/2000 Regulators Prepare for BOC Long-Distance Onslaught By Kim Sunderland Anticipating a flood of BOC requests to enter the long-distance market, the FCC (www.fcc.gov) is taking a proactive role in preparation for the Section 271 rush. With competitive carriers and the incumbents, federal and state regulators hope to create a better prepared and more efficient […]

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