Microsoft to Invest in DRM Technologies

Microsoft Corp. said today it will make significant investments in its digital rights management (DRM) technologies for the wireless industry. Were responding to our wireless partners around the world who are asking for a solution to enable new scenarios in the industry, said Kevin Johnson, co-president of the platforms and services division at Microsoft. We […]


… On the various aspects that should be considered in a rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996… We need to move away from the franchising concept and let communities encourage video competition.Jim DeMint, Republican senator from South Carolina, at NARUC, regarding his bill, the Digital Communications Act of 2005 The states need to be […]

CEA Telecom Distributes ReliOns Fuel Cell Products

ReliOn (Booth 1023), provider of fuel cell solutions for backup power applications, and Canada-based CEA Telecom, a power-solutions provider for the telecommunications industry, announce they have signed an agreement for the distribution of ReliOns fuel cell products in Canada. The deal calls for CEA Telecom to offer ReliOn fuel cells to its wireline and wireless […]

Carrier Channel: Carriers Agree to Settlement in Rights-of-Way Land Disputes

Posted: 9/2003 Carriers Agree to Settlement in Rights-of-Way Land Disputes By Josh Long A judge has granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit charging four telecommunications carriers with laying fiber cables on rights of way controlled by railroads without getting the permission of the adjacent landowners. Up to 360,000 plaintiffs are […]

Sewer Skewered

Former CityNet employee charges sexual discrimination and claims the company terminated her after she complained.

SOAP BOX: FCC Faces Momentous Decisions in 2002

Posted: 03/2002 SOAP BOX FCC Faces Momentous Decisions in 2002 By H. Russell Frisby Jr. H. Russell Frisby Jr. president, CompTel (www.comptel.org) The Federal Communications Commission is at a crossroads. In 2002 while Congress continues to wrestle with the fundamentally flawed Tauzin-Dingell bill (H.R. 1542), the federal regulatory agency is charged with making many key […]

Wholesale Channel – Telecom Providers to Bid on Decommissioned Utility Pipes

Posted: 09/2001 Wholesale Channel Telecom Providers to Bid on Decommissioned Utility Pipes By Josh Long AGL Resources Inc., a regional energy holding company in the Southeast, has launched RetiredMain.com, a website where telecom companies can bid for and lease decommissioned pipes. Its subsidiary, Atlanta Gas Light Company, founded in 1856, has been retiring pipes for […]

Trading Desk – News Briefs

Posted: 05/2001 Trading Desk News Briefs Williams Communications (www.williamscommunications.com) has posted a version of a master trading agreement on the Competitive Telecommunications Association’s (CompTel, www.comptel.org) website, giving bandwidth traders two choices. One posted in December is being called the "energy traders" contract, largely because it is patterned after the agreement that Enron Corp. (www.enron.com) uses […]

Business News – Velocita Earns Larger Network Contract with AT&T

Posted: 05/2001 Velocita Earns Larger Network Contract with AT&T By Josh Long and Bruce Christian Building along some of the most coveted rights of way in the nation, Velocita Corp. (www.velocita.com) won a contract in February to develop roughly 1,300 additional route miles of AT&T Corp.’s (www.att.com) fiber optic network. From excavating to installing the […]

Investors Stake $250 Million in Pathnet

Posted: 01/2000 Investors Stake $250 Million in Pathnet Pathnet (www.pathnet.com), a carrier’s carrier for second- and third-tier U.S. markets, has announced investment contracts with Colonial Pipeline Co. (www.colpipe.com), Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (www.bnsf.com ) and CSX Corp. (www.csx.com) valued at $250 million. As part of the agreements, Pathnet will receive the right to develop […]

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