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SunRocket Crashes

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO SunRocket closed its doors this week. No notice to customers. This was a pre-paid $199 for a year (or two in some cases) of service. No refunds will likely be issued. SunRocket just hit 200,000 subscribers. It’s Gizmo hardware is not easily compatible with other services according to most notes I […]

ShoreTel Inc. Offers Managed Services Program

ShoreTel Inc. has unveiled its Managed Services Program, which lets organizations cover the costs of their telecommunications services through monthly payments. The ShoreTel Managed Services Program requires no down payment and customers can finance a combination of items including equipment, installation, maintenance, software, network assessment, training and support, the company said. These costs are fixed […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion of rate increases that were granted […]

Enforceability of Telecom Contract’s Automatic Renewal Questioned

By Kathleen Brown, Executive Director, TelecomAssociation TelecomAssociation received an inquiry this week from an agent member trying to win a $1,000-per-month business customer from a competing local service provider. The agent’s prospective business customer signed a one-year agreement 27 months ago. The customer was getting ready to switch to the agent’s recommended new provider until […]

Round Table

Kevin Martin … On FCC Chairman Kevin Martins confirmation to head the agency for a second term Im pleased that we were finally able to clear Chairman Martin. He is a fine chairman, and I am delighted that he will have another term to continue his work at the FCC.Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Senate Commerce Committee […]

Senate Confirms FCCs Martin for Another Term

The Senate last night unanimously approved the nomination of FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin to serve another term at the FCC. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins tenure to be extended. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of the issues he faces include […]

Martin Likely to Head FCC Another 5 Years

The Senate Commerce Committee today unanimously approved another five-year term for FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins term to be extended and the Commerce Committee on Tuesday agreed with that move. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of […]

WTG Announces New Cost-Containment Division

World Telecom Group (WTG, Booths 213-215) has launched a new Cost Containment Division. The Cost Containment Division will enable our agent partners to deliver professional services in addition to the network services they are already selling. It will also help them to penetrate more prospects that are in term contracts or are satisfied with their […]

Level 3 Buys Additional Transatlantic Capacity

Wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc. is buying 300GB of transatlantic capacity from Apollo Submarine Cable System Ltd. to accommodate the growth of its IP network. “The purchase increases the total available capacity on our transatlantic network to more than 700 gigabits immediately and greater than 1,000 gigabits should we exercise our right, said Brady […]

Senate Confirms FCC Nominees

The Senate last night confirmed Deborah T. Tate as the FCCs newest Republican commissioner, and re-appointed Michael J. Copps, a Democrat who has served on the commission since 2001. In another late-night session, senators approved President Bushs two nominations by voice vote, Reuters reported. Tates term will expire in June 2007. She most recently has […]

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