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Qwest Again Pushes for Forbearance; CLECs Ask FCC for Rules

Qwest Communications International Inc. this week re-filed its controversial forbearance request for relief from last-mile broadband connection rules. The filing came nearly a week after Qwest withdrew its original petition because the FCC couldnt reach a consensus on the matter during its monthly meeting. Qwest submitted its new request a day after a group of […]

Live From Kenya

By Michael Fair, MarketRace  Jambo!, or Hello!, from Nairobi, Kenya. Wow, this has been quite the experience both personally and from a business perspective. Nairobi is a vibrant, multicultural city and my business trip (which did include a weekend safari) to visit KenCall, the largest call center in eastern Africa, has been very eye opening […]

PAETEC to Grow Yet Larger Through McLeodUSA Deal

Folks thought something was awry when McLeodUSA Inc.s silent period leading to what wouldve been its second IPO dragged on for months. Then news came today that the privately-owned CLEC is to be bought by PAETEC Holding Corp. in an all-stock merger worth $557 million. The deal, which consists of $492 million in PAETEC common […]

San Francisco, Chicago Muni Wi-Fi Scuttled; EarthLink on the Rocks

Municipal Wi-Fi has been dealt two more blows this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both cancelling their planned networks. In San Francisco, the city-wide Internet access plan has been the subject of ongoing and heated debate, but was awaiting final approval when EarthLink Inc. reportedly notified Mayor Gavin Newsom that it was pulling out […]

ShoreTel Signs Black Box as New Partner

IP equipment maker ShoreTel has signed Black Box Corp. as a new distributor. ShoreTel earlier this year scored CDW as a new VAR partner and, this week, also added Black Box Corp. to its channel roster. Black Box builds and maintains voice and data networks across the globe. Its the company that, last year, bought […]

FCC Releases Rules for 700MHz Spectrum Auction

The FCC on Tuesday veered from its recent pro-big-business course when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. In their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

700MHz Club Members Tussle Over Open Access

The FCC will unveil its rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction within the next few weeks; in the meantime, companies continue to argue how they, and consumers, should be able to use the wavelength. What stands out is the push for open device access Skype and Google Inc. have led the fight for Carterfone-like […]

Apple Rebounds From AT&T News

Apple Inc. had the last laugh at the end of the week as its stock recovered from AT&T Inc.s iPhone sales hit and soared past the all-time high set on July 20. On Thursday afternoon, Apple shares were trading for $145.60, down from an earlier afternoon price of $147.18, but still surpassing last Fridays record […]

Readying for Apples iPhone

You may have heard that the iPhone is set to arrive this week. The sleek little $500 device will be available June 29 and is getting its close-up in Time magazine, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, while generating a bevy of press relations announcements from partner vendors and starring in a series of demo […]

Towerstream Closes Stock Offering, Shares Decline

Towerstream Corp.s stock has taken a beating since the fixed wireless broadband provider went public on the Nasdaq in late May. Its share prices fell 3 percent during the first week of trading, however, and now the company has sold $40 million of its stock for less than market price. Towerstream announced last week it […]

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