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Verizon Business Joins NORAD to Track Santas Sleigh

Where in the world is Santa Claus? That’s a question millions of children ask on Christmas Eve. On the big night, the answer will be only a toll-free call away. Verizon Business again is teaming with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to provide a special free hotline for children and their parents to […]

Telecom Companies Celebrate the Holidays

Qwest, Avaya Help NORAD Track Santa Once again North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa, and Qwest Communications Inc. and Avaya Inc. are helping to make sure the communications tools are in place to make sure families can join the fun this Christmas Eve. For more than 50 years, NORAD has used radar, […]

The Channel Bids Farewell to a Friend

There are some people that leave a lasting impression. John Marsch was one of those people. Standing at 6 feet, 4 inches and with a shock of white hair, he certainly was remarkable to all who saw him. But it was a captivating presence and entrepreneurial spirit in equal to his large stature for which […]

Telecom Companies Offer Holiday Cheer

With the holidays comes all manner of charitable giving and opportunities to reach out and touch someone. As Christmas, Hanukkah and other celebrations approach, a number of telecom companies are providing holiday cheer to children and military families.

Optical Solutions Awarded GPON Contract

Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) provider Optical Solutions Inc. (Booth 1540) has announced that Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative of Vernon, Texas, has initiated services with its FiberPath 500 GPON system, in the first of several competitive FTTH deployments planned for the next five years. According to Santa Rosa General Manager Dennis Raines, a large number […]

TMC Recognizes Hard-Working Partners

TMC Communications held its Third Annual Partners Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., the weekend before the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. TMC paid all expenses for its agents to stay at the Hotel Andalucia in downtown Santa Barbara. On Saturday, agents arrived by trolley to CEO John Marsch’s estate for a 1950s airline-themed event that […]

Interland Hosts Santas Secret Village For Ninth Year

For the ninth year in a row, Interland is helping visitors to www.northpole.com take part in holiday stories, recipes, puzzles and more at Santas Secret Village. Interland is a Web-hosting and online services company with a reseller program, and Santas Secret Village lets children, parents and teacher access an array of free holiday activities. The […]

Business News – Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities

Posted: 08/2000 Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities CUniversal Access Inc. (www.universalaccess.net) has expanded its Universal Information Exchange (UIX) databases and plans to open six additional Universal Transport Exchange (UTX) interconnection facilities.The UIX–a set of proprietary databases that contains information about current circuit routes, network availability, interconnection agreements, facility locations and pricing–now includes data on […]

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 […]

Santa’s Not Real

Posted: 12/1999 Santa’s Not Real When my kids ask me if Santa Claus is real, I’m afraid I’ll be able to say, "No," and without reservation. It seems the roly-poly, red velvet-clad, bearded icon of my youth has left physical comforts of the North Pole for good to take up residence in the circuitry that […]

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