Lawmakers Move to Permanently Ban Internet Taxation

Federal lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would permanently ban taxes on Internet access and related services. The legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Democrat, and two other members of Congress would permanently ban taxes on Internet access, double taxation by two or more states of a product or service bought […]

Phone Companies Ask Court to Review Network Regulations

The biggest U.S. local phone companies on Thursday asked a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. to review network rules the FCC released in December. BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. allege portions of the rules exceed the FCCs jurisdiction or authority, violate federal law, and fail to […]

NEON Lights Route from New York to Washington D.C.

NEON Communications Inc. (Booth 115), a carrier’s carrier in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, has lit a new route from New York City to Washington, D.C. The Westborough, Mass., company says it has a physically diverse fiber-optic network complementing its existing network in the mid-Atlantic. In September, NEON acquired Columbia Transmission Communications Corp. The new route […]

Kevin Martin Has Plenty to Talk About

Kevin Martin has clean-cut schoolboy looks, but don’t let his appearance fool you. He is one of the country’s most experienced and influential telecommunications regulators. Martin, who is among the three Republican commissioners serving on the FCC, was the planned keynote speaker today, but was unexpectedly called back to Washington, D.C., to attend to FCC […]

PPL Telcom Plans IP Services Rollout

PPL Telcom (Booth 805), a Pennsylvania-based transport provider serving wholesale carriers and large enterprises, is rolling out IP services beginning in March, according to carrier services executives at the company, which provides broadband connections to telecom companies, ISPs and large businesses and institutions. PPL currently provides Gigabit Ethernet and SONET services to East Coast markets […]

Progress Telecom Doubles Metro Presence In Nation’s Capital

In response to demand from corporate and government clients, Progress Telecom LLC (Booth 615) announced today expansion of its presence in northern Virginia, increasing metro access to Washington D.C. and doubling its points of presence that market from four to eight. In addition, Progress Telecom’s customers can now access peering hub connection facilities, including Switch […]

Wholesale Channel:  News Briefs

Posted: 2/2002 Wholesale Channel  News Briefs* Ron Harden, former chief operating officer at PointOne Telecommunications Inc., has joined Grande Communications as executive vice president of network services for Grande Networks, the company’s wholesale division. Harden, an Association of Communications Enterprises board member, will oversee Grande Networks’ sales, marketing, customer management and other related duties. The […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 11/2001 Opinion Not Necessarily News Overheard… during a panel discussion covering “Partner Collaboration and Programs” at the Channels Partners Show in Washington D.C….“… by next year, 100 percent of our new business will be through partners … We know you guys are the eyes in front of the customers.”–Bob Loftus, vice president partner programs, […]

Wholesale: News Briefs

Posted: 01/2001 News Briefs * Broadwing Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Broadwing Inc. (www.broadwing.com), has purchased CIENA Corp.’s (www.ciena.com) MultiWave CoreDirector to deploy on its nationwide all-optical network as its platform for delivering next-generation communications services via an intelligent optical mesh network supported by automated, real-time optical provisioning, restoration, protection and switching. CoreDirector brings […]

Agency Channel: News Briefs

Posted: 12/2000 News Briefs * The Agent Alliance (www.agentalliance.net) has expanded its product portfolio by signing agreements with InTeleServ (www.inteleserv.com) and BuyersOnline Inc. (www.buyersonline.com). InTeleServ gives customer access to 130 million toll-free, business and residential listings in the United States and Canada. The company says it delivers accurate phone numbers to its callers more than […]

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