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Regulatory News – FCC Order Gives ILECs an Edge over Resellers

Posted:  03/2000 FCC Wraps Up Record On SBC Long-Distance Bid BY KIM SUNDERLAND The FCC is getting down to business on deciding whether SBC Communica-tions Inc. is ready and able to provide in-region long distance in Texas. If approved, SBC (www.sbc.com) will offer a bundle of services that includes local, long distance, Internet and satellite […]

Adelphia To Use CapRock Network in Texas

Posted: 12/1999 Adelphia To Use CapRock Network in Texas Dallas-based CapRock Communications Corp. and Adelphia Business Solutions, formerly Hyperion Communications Inc., Coudersport, Pa., have announced a 30-year, $7.2 million indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreement that grants Adelphia access to several Texas markets using 1,208 route miles of CapRock’s synchronous optical network (SONET)-based fiber optic […]

Telecom Companies Make Inc. 500 List

Posted: 12/1999 Telecom Companies Make Inc. 500 List By Liz Montalbano Five percent of the companies named to this year’s Inc. 500 list, the magazine’s guide to America’s fastest-growing private companies, are in the telecom industry. While the companies vary in composition from vendors of switching and cable equipment to fiber optic manufacturers and software […]

How the FCC Fared: 1999 Court Opinion Wrap Up

Posted: 12/1999 How the FCC Fared: 1999 Court Opinion Wrap Up Gulf Power Co., et al. v. FCC, 187 F.3d 1324 (11th Cir.) [No. 98-2403, Sept. 9] Challenges to the constitutionality of the 1996 Telecommunications Act’s amendments to the pole attachment provisions of the Communications Act. The 11th Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment in […]

New Wholesale DSL Provider Rolls Out Services

Posted: 12/1999 New Wholesale DSL Provider Rolls Out Services A new facilities-based wholesale provider of broadband communications services, including digital subscriber line (DSL), has rolled out services in markets in Texas. Pontio Communications Co. Inc., Austin, Texas, has access to more than 1,500 dedicated fiber route miles and more than 150 collocation facilities in central […]

ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACSCommunications

Posted: 11/1999 ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACS Communications Englewood, Colo.-based ICG Communications Inc. has announced an agreement to sell its fiber optic division, Fiber Optic Technologies Inc., to ACS Communications Inc., Austin, Texas. The sale is expected to close during the fourth quarter of this year. In a press release, Chairman and […]

Business News – NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services

Posted: 08/1999 NorthPoint To Provide IXC with Symmetric DSL Services IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, has selected San Francisco-based NorthPoint Communications Inc. as its preferred national symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) partner. The agreement enables IXC to add dedicated, SDSL-based high-speed local access to its services portfolio. The service is slated to be available to […]

The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a LongDistance

Posted: 08/1999 The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a Long Distance Kim Sunderland The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) are certain that their ability to provide in-region interLATA (local access and transport area) services is now–all they have to do at this point is hang tough. Bell Atlantic Corp., New York, still is considered the […]

Texas Judge Guts Telecom Act

Posted: 02/1998 Texas Judge Guts Telecom Act PHOENIX–While revelers tipped their glasses to the New Year, U.S. District Judge Joe Kendall in Wichita Falls, Texas, gutted the Telecommunications Act of 1996 by declaring that regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) need not comply with the 14-point competitive checklist before entering the long distance arena. Prior to […]

Assessing the Power of Energy Competitors

Posted: 01/1998 By Bryan C. Spielman The emergence of competition in the deregulating energy sector has been a hot topic over the last year. Energy companies competing for energy-related services also are looking to offer combined energy and telecommunications packages aimed at industrial, commercial and residential customers. The entry of these new competitors into the […]

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