What Does Football Have to Do With It?

The keynote address at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo was the inimitable Joe Theismann — NFL football great. You probably heard that he was well-received by the mostly-male crowd at the show. Personally, I was impressed at how many times he jumped up on the riser/stage given his bum leg and advancing years (I’m […]

Net Neutrality Debate Explodes Onto Telecom Reform Stage

The factions are rising against Bell interests this week, nearly seven days after the House Energy and Commerce Committee stripped net neutrality provisions from the most likely proposal so far for telecom reform. On Tuesday, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Network Neutrality Act of 2006 in the House, more as a means to draw […]

EarthLink Finds a New Edge

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE small and medium business market has reached critical stage as ISP EarthLink Inc. demonstrated when it decided to buy privately held VPN supplier New Edge Networks. New Edge Networks is a tremendous growth platform for EarthLink to compete in the rapidly expanding SME networking market, said Bill Heys, president of EarthLinks […]

VoIP 911 Bill Sets Stage for FCC Action

A bill introduced today in the Congress of the United States sets the stage and provides necessary legal support for the regulatory actions that the FCC is expected to take at its regular meeting tomorrow, May 19, in Washington, D.C. The bill, the IP-Enabled Voice Communications and Public Safety Act of 2005, introduced by Rep. […]

NetWorld+Interop Renames Trade Show

In just the latest renaming and reshuffling in the communications trade show arena, NetWorld+Interop which is approaching its twentieth anniversary is changing its names to simply Interop. The producers of Interop, MediaLive International Inc., say they changed the shows name to reflect the shift in the IT infrastructure industry toward IP convergence. The name takes […]

Business News – Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99

Posted: 08/1999 Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99 By Peter Lambert Over the past year, national digital subscriber line (DSL) competitive carriers have established a model for reselling high-speed local transport to Internet service providers (ISPs), enabling the latter to offer Internet access speeds more than 100 times faster than dial-up Internet access. […]

Public Interest Debate Moves to Center Stage

Posted: 11/1998 Public Interest Debate Moves to Center Stage By Carol L. Bowers With the regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) closer than ever to satisfying the Telecom-munications Act of 1996’s 14-point checklist for in-region long distance entry, the debate is about to shift from whether they’ve satisfied the law’s requirements to whether it would be […]

Back Office Takes Center Stage

Posted: 06/1998 Back Office Takes Center Stage Maintaining Your Billing Process–and Your Cool–is Easier Said than Done By Peter Meade A recent survey revealed that 36 percent of responding resellers were "largely dissatisfied" with their current billing system. Worse yet, the survey conducted by Young Communications Inc. found an even larger number of respondents feel […]

Digging Around in the Corporate Finance Toolbox

Posted: 01/1998 By Michael H. Wirpel Your ability to find a way to obtain an investment in your company is greater if you know how to design a deal flexibly. You can be more flexible by recognizing the different stages a company goes through and using each stage’s risk factors to tailor a deal. "Digging […]

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