Farewell to a Friend

Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecoms pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties. Mike was born in 1943, and spent his early years […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 07/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES KMC Telecom Holdings Inc. (, a privately owned, facilities-based CLEC based in Bedminster, N.J., has announced the appointment of William F. Lenahan as CEO. Lenahan joins KMC from BellSouth Wireless Data, where he was president and CEO. The appointment completes key management changes at KMC which began in April […]

Resale Channel: NEWS BRIEFS

Posted: 04/2000 NEWS BRIEFS * Teltrust, Inc., ( a provider of wholesale telecommunications services, has been awarded a multi-year contract with California-based G-Five LLC ( Under the terms, Teltrust will provide a variety of telecom services including operator services, national directory assistance, payphone refund and repair services and direct-dial services.The agreement combines the cooperative […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 07/1999 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES PaeTec Communications Inc., Fairport, N.Y., has assembled its Alternate Channels/Agent Sales leadership team. John Budney has been named vice president-alternate channels for the northern region. Gary Eisenberger is vice president for the western region, Louie Holmes is vice president for the southern region and Jerry Tedino is vice president […]

CompTel, ACTA Agree to Merge

Posted: 01/1999 CompTel, ACTA Agree to Merge By Charlene O’Hanlon and Khali Henderson After years of rumors, failed negotiations and mounting vendor pressure, two of the primary long distance industry groups–The Com-petitive Tele-communications Association (CompTel) and America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA)–have signed a letter of intent to combine their memberships. Completion of the merger was […]

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