Windstream to Pay $585 Million for CT Communications

Windstream Corp., a spinoff of Alltel, said Tuesday it will buy ILEC CT Communications Inc. for approximately $585 million. Windstream plans to purchase all of CT Communications outstanding shares for $31.50 apiece, using debt and existing cash. The deal should close in the second half of 2007, the carrier said, once it secures shareholder and […]


THE RESULTS OF A NEW POLL show a disconnect between IT channel partners and SMBs when it comes to VoIP. IT industry group CompTIA announced the results of this two-part survey at its annual tradeshow, Breakaway, which I attended in Orlando the first week of August. The research, conducted for CompTIA by TNS Prognostics, found […]

White Rock Debuts CWDM/DWDM Platform

White Rock Networks introduced this week the VLX1020, a passive 1-RU WDM platform that can be configured as either a CWDM or DWDM system. The CWDM components include an eight-wavelength mux/demux and eight single-wavelength optical ADMs for point-to-point, linear and ring deployments. The VLX1020 also features a combiner/splitter that allows CWDM overlay onto an existing […]

TNCI Announces 15th Anniversary Hot Ticket Promotion

Rock On with Team TNCI (Booth 515) as part of the new 15th Anniversary Hot Ticket Agent Promotion unveiled this week at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. In the promotion, which runs from March 1 to Sept. 30, 2006, all TNCI Agent Partners who submit a minimum of $75,000 in new […]

White Rock Networks Provides Transport for PPL

White Rock Networks (Booth 316), a provider of next-generation optical transport systems for metro networks, announced today that PPL Telcom LLC (Booth 726) has selected its transport and multiservice optical access products to provide backhaul capabilities to cell sites in the northeastern United States for one of the nations top wireless carriers. PPL Telcom will […]

SBC Supports Women’s Museum

Bea Bourne, COO for The Women’s Museum (left), and Amanda Ray, representing SBC Communications, join Dallas-area Girl Scouts of Tejas Council to open the first of five boxes of monarch butterflies to symbolize the $500,000 grant from the SBC Foundation. SBC Communications Inc. has donated a $500,000 SBC Foundation grant to help launch a national […]

Between a Rock & a Hard Place

The telecom industry is stuck in a legal morass. Local phone companies have begun entering negotiations with the regional Bells to lease their networks, potentially replacing government-mandated rates that are the subject of years of litigation. At the same time, though, the biggest long-distance phone companies and smaller providers are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Business News – High Payphone Costs Rock the Big House

Posted: 09/2000 High Payphone Costs Rock the Big House By Kim Sunderland Class action lawsuits filed in seven states allege that high prison payphone and collect calling rates are robbing blind the people prisoners are calling.In a classic story reminiscent of “robbing Peter to pay Paul,” attorneys contend the higher rates are fueled partly by […]

Business News – AOL, Time Warner Union To Affect Telecom, Cable Industries

Posted: 03/2000 Telco Rock Launches Telecom Portal, Auction Site Telco Rock ( has launched a website that provides the telecom industry with a way to buy and sell equipment, find jobs and people, and get the latest industry news. Telco Rock, a spinoff of Alden Asset Management, Birmingham, Ala., features online auctions and sales for […]

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