Strike Fever: Verizon Off, Qwest Possibly On

On the same day Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) avoided a strike, Qwest Communications International Inc. (Q) union workers got the go-ahead to walk off the job if talks don’t produce a new contract. Verizon workers were ready to walk today, but they settled on a deal yesterday. The terms include Verizon continuing to pay 100 […]

BellSouth Strikes Wholesale Accord with AT&T

BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday announced signing a long-term commercial agreement with AT&T Corp. to open its local phone network to Old Ma Bell throughout its nine-state territory in the Southeast. Atlanta-based BellSouth says it has negotiated more than 100 commercial agreements governing the terms under which competitors can access its voice network. AT&T began retreating […]

Vero Systems Strikes New Agreement with ITC^DeltaCom

Vero Systems Inc (Booth 501) has signed a new agreement with ITC^DeltaCom Inc. (Booth 304) to implement products and services designed to reduce the costs of providing long-distance services. Building upon its six-year relationship with the West Point, Ga., telecommunications provider, Vero Systems is implementing AcuRate, a cost-management system that uses a combination of granular […]

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