Cordia Outfits Network with E911 Calling

Cordia Corp., a Florida-based CLEC, has added E911 emergency calling services on its VoIP network. The services work for Cordias U.S. customers and meet the FCCs mandate requiring all VoIP providers to offer reliable E911 calling, the company said on Tuesday. Cordias IP Services development group has been able to successfully integrate E911 calling capabilities […]

IPCC to Hold Meeting Tuesday

The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 219) Tuesday at the show will hold its Service Provider Interconnectivity Working Group Meeting. The event is expected to be held in the Chicago Room, but is subject to change, according to IPCC. The meeting is open to all attendees between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., but for IPCC […]

ITC^DeltaCom Announces Financing Commitment

ITC^DeltaCom Inc., the telecommunications provider in the Southeast, on Tuesday announced arranging a $239 million financing commitment from Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm. West Point, Ga.-based ITC^DeltaCom said it would use $209 million to fully refinance its senior credit facility while $30 million would be extended as a subordinated secured loan and […]

No UNE-P Draft Circulating at FCC, Says Source

There is no draft proposal “circulating” at the Federal Communications Commission that would phase out local telephone resale regulations governing the unbundled network element – platform (UNE-P) over two years, a source close to the matter said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that an FCC draft proposes a two-year transition period before rivals […]

Comcast Deal Gives AT&T Debt Relief

The official sale Monday of its cable unit leaves telephone titan AT&T Corp. with a stronger balance sheet and the opportunity to focus on its lucrative business unit and struggling consumer segment, Wall Street analysts say. AT&T yesterday officially closed the sale of its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, to Comcast Corp. The nearly $30 billion […]

BellSouth to Discontinue Wholesale Operations, Close Internet Access Point

BellSouth Corp. on Tuesday said it would discontinue wholesale long-distance operations on the West Coast and in the United Kingdom, close part of its international wholesale and resale businesses and shut down its Multimedia Internet Exchange as well as its web-hosting e-Business Centers in the Southeast. On the West Coast and overseas, BellSouth has bought […]

WorldCom Financial Blunders Tally $4 Billion in Earnings

WorldCom Inc. (www.worldcom.com) disclosed late Tuesday that it has fired chief financial officer Scott Sullivan, after the beleaguered communications company misstated approximately $3.8 billion in earnings during the past five quarters. WorldCom also has accepted senior vice president and controller David Myers’ resignation. The Clinton, Miss.-based long distance and Internet giant said it would have […]

AT&T, Verizon Butt Heads over UNE-P

Verizon Communications Inc. (www.verizon.com), the No. 1 U.S. local phone company, insists the unbundled network element – platform resale model is “synthetic” competition as it pertains to the 1996 Telecommunications Act. UNE-P does not promote facilities-based competition as the Act envisioned and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently affirmed, […]

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