utility

 

E Channel – Maine Carrier Buys Customer Base from Defunct Essential.com

Posted: 10/2001 E Channel Maine Carrier Buys Customer Base from Defunct Essential.com By Josh Long In a $1.3 million agreement, United Systems Access Inc., a small competitive carrier based in Kennebunk, Maine, has acquired the telecommunications customer base from online retailer Essential.com. Burlington, Mass.-based Essential.com, a marketplace where consumers could purchase utility and telecommunications services […]

Wholesale Channel – Telecom Providers to Bid on Decommissioned Utility Pipes

Posted: 09/2001 Wholesale Channel Telecom Providers to Bid on Decommissioned Utility Pipes By Josh Long AGL Resources Inc., a regional energy holding company in the Southeast, has launched RetiredMain.com, a website where telecom companies can bid for and lease decommissioned pipes. Its subsidiary, Atlanta Gas Light Company, founded in 1856, has been retiring pipes for […]

Wholesale Channel – Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom

Posted: 06/2001 Wholesale Channel Montana Power Decides Future Lies in Telecom By Bruce Christian As utility companies look to the future and see potential in adding bandwidth to their natural gas, oil, coal and electricity, the Montana Power Company (www.mtpower.com) has decided its future lies strictly in telecommunications.The company announced in late February that it […]

Business News – News Briefs

Posted: 09/2000 News Briefs FirstWorld Faces Federal Class Action SuitA class action lawsuit filed July 18 in the U.S. District Court in Denver accuses FirstWorld Communications Inc. (www.firstworld.com) and some of its officers and directors of selling 10 million shares of common stock under false pretenses.A July 5 financial report and outlook the company released […]

Cutting-Edge Printing–From Utility to Novelty

Posted: 06/2000 Cutting-Edge Printing–From Utility to Novelty By Tara Seals When prepaid phone cards first appeared in 1993 in the U.S. market, printers greeted the lucrative new trend with offers to laminate cards with four layers of baked plastic. The result was a high-quality look with credit card-like rigidity.While this method was tailored perfectly to […]

Utility Subsidiaries Link Networks To ProvideHigh-Bandwidth Services

Posted: 08/1999 Utility Subsidiaries Link Networks To Provide High-Bandwidth Services By Liz Montalbano Four utility affiliates in the Northeast and Midwest have interconnected their fiber optic networks in an effort to serve rural communities with high-bandwidth, high-speed data, voice and video communications. An alliance between Allegheny Communications Connect Inc., Hagerstown, Md.; AEP Communications LLC, Columbus, […]

Plugging into Power Company Networks

Posted: 06/1999 Plugging into Power Company Networks By Khali Henderson In the deal-a-minute world of wholesale long distance services, there are a handful of companies that stand out as primary suppliers. In the same breath as AT&T Corp., Sprint Corp. and MCI WorldCom Inc., one would list Williams Network, Tulsa, Okla. Because of its long […]

Utility Company and Telecom Subsidiaries

Utility Company and Telecom Subsidiaries Utility Company Name and HQ Telecom Subsidiary Name and HQ Date Telecom Subsidiary Founded Type of Customers Types of Services Offered Now Geographic Service Territory (for Telecom) BEC Energy Boston www.bedison.com Beco Communications Boston N/A 1995 Wholesale network provider to RCN Corp., a competieve local exchange carrier (CLEC) with an […]

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