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Panasonic Announces Toughbook 08

Panasonic Corp. announced at TelecomNEXT the Toughbook 08 notebook PC with a fully rugged wireless display. The device, available in June, is a result of a 2-year-old project with the RBOCs. It has a 10.5-inch display, and allows telco technicians in the field to set up a cellular WLAN to retrieve customer records, maps, test […]

Covad, Verizon Dismiss Pending Lawsuits

Covad Communications Group and Verizon Communications Inc. said today they have settled pending lawsuits against one another and re-instituted their commercial line-sharing agreement. The settlement means Covad has dismissed its antitrust case against Verizon, and Verizon has set aside the suit it filed against Covad. The agreement also settles the companies billing disputes. As a […]

In Box

On behalf of the John V. Budney Memorial Fund, thank you for supporting our 1st Annual Golf Tournament. Your sponsorship was essential to our success, and, as a result of your generosity, we raised a total of $71,938.47 for the fund. More than 250 golfers were in attendance a record number at Eagle Vale! In […]

Trinsic Faces Possible Nasdaq Delisting

Trinsic Inc., the former Z-Tel Communications Inc. that was a major player in the UNE-P space, is in danger of losing its listing on the NASDAQSmallCap Market. The NASDAQ Stock Market Inc. last week notified Trinsic that it is in violation of NASDAQ’s voting rights rule, as well as rules requiring submission of a Listing […]

Verizon Adds Programming for FiOS TV

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced more TV programming lineups as a result of five additional network agreements, whose terms were not disclosed. Verizon will carry the channels on Verizon FiOS TV, set to launch later this year. The channels are Varsity TV, produced by teens for teens; Gospel Music Channel; Soundtrack Channel; MavTV, a new […]

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 […]

Check & Balance

Today, every landline and wireless facilities carrier is both a buyer and a supplier of telecommunications facilities. Telecom companies are organized to deliver services to their customers. As a result, they tend to concentrate their investments and expertise on the supplier side of the equation. The industry generally has responded in kind. There are several […]

Distributors Find a Home with Easton Telecom

Easton Telecom Services LLC (Booth 425) is expanding its product mix to allow distributors greater flexibility when selling accounts with multiple locations and diverse product needs. This quarter, Easton will partner with a second DSL provider and additional local service providers. By diversifying the product line, Easton will be able to offer more competitive rates […]

Have You Looked at Your Invoice Lately?

Posted: 12/2002 Have You Looked at Your Invoice Lately? Tips for Maximizing Monthly Customer Contact By Ron Whaley When you connect with your customers each month through your bill, the appearance communicates more than you realize. A well-designed, easy to read invoice has many paybacks. For your customers, it demonstrates that you value their business […]

Stock Watch: Terrorist Attacks Slam Markets

Posted: 11/2001 Stock Watch Terrorist Attacks Slam Markets The markets, along with the broader economy, came to a virtual standstill following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Trading was halted for four days following the tragedy.Once they reopened, the markets suffered steep losses. Investors fear an already weak […]

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