Tom Wheeler Most people would agree that in the past two decades, e-mail has forever changed the way people communicate. However, industry pundit Tom Wheeler might argue that this instantaneous communication was used in its purest form more than a century ago not to mention the shaping effects these early correspondences had on our nations […]

eLEC to Buy Liberty Bell Telecom

eLEC Communications Corp., the parent company of VoIP services provider, VoX Communications Corp., said today it plans to acquire Liberty Bell Telecom LLC, a Colorado CLEC founded by consumer advocate Tom Martino. Liberty Bell’s president, Jay Weber, will assume an executive management position within eLEC. Martino, meanwhile, will become an eLEC stockholder and help the […]

Qwest Director Donohue Resigns

Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus on that position. Donohue was a director since 2001. […]

OnLetterhead Signs Spring Valley

OnLetterhead (Booth 617-619) has entered into a worldwide master distribution agreement with Spring Valley Marketing Group (SVMG), for SVMG to distribute OnLetterheads branded e-mail application. SVMG says it is looking for agents wanting to offer clients a unique, everyday e-mail communication product. OnLetterheads online distribution model provides branded customer service and distribution systems to support […]


Posted: 9/2003 Overheard… At the rate were going, MTVs The Real World will take place in a geriatric unit before we see action by the Federal Communications Commission. Tom Tauke, senior vice president for public policy and external affairs at Verizon Communications Inc., speaking to a congressional subcommittee, arguing that government action clearing a path […]

Communications Politics 102

Posted: 11/2000 Communications Politics 102 By Ernie Kelly Tis the season for political contemplation. With that in mind I thought I might try a little tutelage called Communications Politics 102. For this purpose I will don my old "flea-bitten-inside-the-beltway" jacket and get down and dirty with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the […]

Business News – CompTel Honors Hollings, Bliley

Posted: 04/2000 CompTel Honors Hollings, Bliley The Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) has designated Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-S.C.) and Rep. Tom J. Bliley, Jr. (R-Va.) “Champions of Competition.”CompTel ( presented the congressmen its first of what is expected to become an annual honor to recognize “outstanding contributions that have helped build or redefine competition in […]

Business News – AOL, Time Warner Union To Affect Telecom, Cable Industries

Posted: 03/2000 Former AT&T WorldNet VP Joins ITXC Corp. ITXC Corp. ( has announced that Tom Shoemaker, former vice president of AT&T WorldNet Service, now is executive vice president of business development for ITXC. He is responsible for both new service development and mergers and acquisitions. Tom Shoemaker ITXC Chairman and CEO Tom Evslin held […]

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