AccessLine Launches Retail SmartVoice Service, Partners With COMLINK

AccessLine Communications has announced the North Carolina launch of its new retail version of SmartVoice Service, its hosted VoIP service designed for SMBs. The SmartVoice Service combines local, long-distance, and toll free service with no equipment purchase requirements. The company also announced a partnership with COMLINK Inc., as an AccessLine authorized SmartVoice Dealer, serving markets […]

McLeodUSA Enhances Integrated Access Product

McLeodUSA Inc., an Iowa-based CLEC, said today it has enhanced its Preferred Advantage Dynamic Integrated Access product to include 3,000 long-distance and/or toll free calling minutes per month. The product is available to the companys indirect sales channels. The changes allow customers to call anywhere in the United States and Canada, or receive inbound, standard […]

Adigo Adds International Toll Free Service Destinations to Conferencing Offering

Adigo Inc. (Booth 720) says it has added countries to its available International Toll Free Services, which allows international call participants to dial directly into an Adigo conference call using toll-free numbers from within their countries. Adigo sells its products through both direct and indirect channels, including a worldwide network of affiliates and resellers. Adigo […]

The Letter – Yes, Virginia, There is a Glut. But for How Long?

Posted: 12/2001 The Letter Yes, Virginia, There is a Glut. But for How Long? Is there a bandwidth glut or not? The question persists. Carriers fought long and hard to say there was no glut for the obvious reason of boosting their valuations. Now, as prices for long haul circuits plunge and market capitalizations shrivel, […]

Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks

Posted: 11/1999 Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks By Kim Sunderland Mandatory carrier identification codes (CICs) pose a serious burden for small-to-medium-sized carriers, according to the nation’s resale lobbyist. CICs are the numeric codes that allow local exchange carriers (LECs) to identify the interstate interexchange carrier (IXC) that an originating caller wants to use to […]

Is Jamming Being Used To Stop Slamming?

Posted: 06/1999 Is Jamming Being Used To Stop Slamming? By Kim Sunderland While AT&T Corp. alleges Denver-based US WEST Inc. is jamming, the Bell countercharges that the long distance giant is slamming. It’s a convoluted mess that’s likely to come before state and federal lawmakers for a resolution. On one hand, AT&T estimates that as […]

IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity:

Posted: 11/1998 IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity: Last Bastion of the RBOCs By Ernest B. Kelly III Return with me now to late fall 1995, in the last days of the epic struggle to fashion the legislative compromises that eventually would result in the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In drafting that bill, one […]

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