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Seven Steps Toward Control

Forgive me for sounding like a self-help book. Thats not my intention. Many of you have spoken to me privately about my recent editorial (February 2007) on carrier commitment and ways that your partner sales organizations are trying to insulate themselves from the inevitable ups and downs of carrier compensation and engagement policies. Many of […]

House Members Seek Permanent Internet Tax Ban

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a bill that would keep the Internet tax-free permanently. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 on Jan. 31. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle co-sponsored the bill, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The first Internet tax moratorium […]

Colorado Cities Seek Vendor for Wireless Network

Colorado Wireless Communities (CWC), a group of 10 Denver-area cities, has announced its plan for a comprehensive wireless broadband network and is looking for vendors to fund, build, own and operate the regional network. The CWC consists of Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Golden, Lakewood, Louisville, Northglenn, Superior, Thornton, and Wheat Ridge. In April, the CWC began […]

Qwest, AT&T Seek Forbearance From Some Broadband Services Rules

Qwest Communications International Inc. and AT&T Inc. are asking the FCC for forbearance from having certain rules applied to their broadband services. Qwest said its request does not apply to the broadband services it offers as part of its Internet access service. AT&T said its appeal addresses its non-TDM broadband services offered by it and […]

The Weakest Link

CARRIER-RESELLER RELATIONSHIPS are only as good as their contracts and the links between their systems. Now, some wholesalers are strengthening the electronic connection by including more products and adding more functionality to their Web-based tools and, in some cases, enabling Web Services integration. Most of the carrier-reseller interfaces in place today fall into two categories. […]

Mobile Phone Users Seek Family, Friends through New Web Site

A provider of wireless content today launched www.katrinanetwork.org to help provide mobile phone subscribers with information on loved ones affected by Hurricane Katrina. The site, created by Seattle-based GetLisa Information Services Inc., offers online information to people who do not have Internet access. It works by letting people post information about missing friends and family. […]

Telcos Likely to Seek Broadband Deregulation

In a victory for the cable TV industry seeking deregulation of their DSL networks, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an FCC ruling that frees cable operators from requirements to open their broadband lines to other Internet service providers. The high court ruled in late June that the FCC had the right to treat cable […]

Communications Companies Seek Tax Reform

There is a tax on American phone bills that dates back more than a century to the Spanish-American War. The franchise tax was imposed to help pay for the war, says Steve Davis, senior vice president of policy and law and deputy general counsel with Qwest Communications International Inc. The government “pretty much covered that […]

Service Providers Seek Partners to Keep Pace with Rising Demand

Posted: 2/2002 Service Providers Seek Partners to Keep Pace with Rising Demand By Khali Henderson Armed with enhancements to their technology and increased awareness of its availability, conferencing service providers are putting greater emphasis — some for the first time — on channel strategies. In fall 2001, ACT Teleconferencing Inc., InterAct Conferencing and Premiere Conferencing […]

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