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Ohio PUC Approves SBC-AT&T Merger

Ohios Public Utilities Commission today approved SBC Communications Inc.s takeover of AT&T Corp. The Arizona Corporation Commission also is expected to act on the merger today and the California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Nov. 18. Ohio PUC commissioners decided the merger is entirely consistent with the thrust of telecommunications […]

How Competitive Carriers Are Affected by the Megamergers

The FCC and DOJ this week approved the mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI, opening a new chapter in the history of this industry. To get the FCCs green light, these industry giants agreed to offer naked DSL, backbone peering, and net neutrality, and freeze special access and UNE rates. (For more on these issues and […]

reseller channel: News Briefs

Broadband phone services provider BroadVoice Inc. has taken the wraps off its Corporate Partner Program for U.S. and international businesses. The program lets companies provide VoIP through BroadVoices branded, turnkey service offering. Partners receive a public Web site with customer auto-provisioning, tailored calling plans, a customer self-management portal, auto-configuring VoIP equipment and tools for managing […]

Megamergers a Go: FCC Approves Verizon-MCI, SBC-AT&T Combinations

The FCC today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. and the SBC Communications Inc. takeover of AT&T Corp. The Department of Justice late last week also gave the transactions its stamp of approval; todays FCC approval clears the way for the four companies to complete the deals. The FCC was scheduled […]

Level 3 to Buy WilTel for $680 Million

Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it plans to acquire wholesale carrier WilTel Communications Group LLC, part of Leucadia National Corp. Level 3 will pay $370 million plus 115 million shares, which, based on Fridays closing price of $2.70, comes out to about $310.5 million. Level 3 maintains the right to substitute cash for stock. […]

SBC Chooses AT&T as Post-Merger Name, Gets DOJ Clearance

The AT&T moniker will live on. SBC Communications Inc. announced today it will adopt AT&T Inc. as its name once it has completed the acquisition of the nations first telephone company. The AT&T name has a proud and storied heritage, as well as unparalleled recognition around the globe among both businesses and consumers, said Edward […]

SBC Says Its On Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

SBC Says Its on Track to Deliver Video Services

SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM 05 yesterday let the industry know its on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, will make its early market entries with the service late […]

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