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PHONE+ Invites You to Join the Campaign for Convergence

PHONE+ magazine announces Campaign for Convergence is the theme for its Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, which will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the communications industrys only event devoted exclusively to solutions providers agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects, wireless dealers […]

Commerce Committee Sends McDowells Name to Senate for Confirmation

The Senate Commerce Committee today voted to install Robert M. McDowell as the fifth commissioner at the FCC; the approval was expected, especially after McDowell sailed through his nomination hearing last week. The committee, chaired by Republican Ted Stevens of Alaska, has sent McDowells name to the full Senate for confirmation, although it is not […]

PHONE+ Announces Fall Event

PHONE+ (Booths 315-317), host of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, is pleased to announce that its fall 2006 trade show will be held Aug. 23-25, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants and more than 100 exhibitors. Trade Show Manager Sarah Waschler says […]

Bingham, Swidler Berlin Merger Finalized

Bingham McCutchen LLP, a national law firm with 11 offices worldwide, and Washington, D.C.-based Swidler Berlin, have finalized their merger a month earlier than expected. The merger, which was announced on December 8, 2005, results in a 950-lawyer firm with annual revenue of more than $700 million. The combined firm will use the Bingham McCutchen […]

Verizon Receives Final States Approval for MCI Buyout

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) on Friday gave its blessing to the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. Washington State was the final hurdle for the companies to overcome; regulators approval sets the stage for Verizon to close its acquisition of MCI in early January. Verizon and MCI now have received […]

RCN to Buy Con Ed for $32 Million

Consolidated Edison Inc., the New York power company, said today it has agreed to sell its telecom subsidiary to RCN Corp. for approximately $32 million. RCN said buying Consolidated Edison Communications Holding Company Inc. (CEC) will bolster its fiber services to businesses, expand its residential reach in the northeast and more than double its annual […]

PNG Launches Washington Bundles

A week after expanding its services to Virginia, PowerNet Global Communications today launched its local and long-distance phone service bundles for residential customers in Washington. The provider now offers services in 15 states, and will continue its growth, it says. The Washington packages offer unlimited local calls and 30 minutes of monthly domestic long-distance for […]

Cogent Expands U.S., European Footprint

Cogent Communications Group Inc., a facilities-based ISP, is expanding its footprint in the United States and Europe. The companys new on-net markets include Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Ore., and St. Louis in the United States, and Copenhagen, Denmark; Nuremberg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Vigo, Spain; and Porto, Portugal, in Europe. Cogent is providing all of its services […]

USTA Gets New Name, Offices, Web Site

The US Telecom Association is giving itself a makeover. The organization, which formerly called itself the United States Telecom Association, on Monday is moving into new offices and unveiling a new logo and Web address. Executives say they want to better reflect the groups role in Washington advocating for forward-looking, innovative communications companies. US Telecoms […]

Frisby Joins Washington Law Firm

H. Russell Frisby, Jr., the former CEO of CompTel/ALTS, has joined the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) as a partner in its telecommunications practice. Frisby worked for CompTel in its various merged forms for nearly seven years. He left the association in March, replaced by Drew Walker, formerly of ITC^DeltaCom. […]

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