Vinton Cerf

THEN: Computer scientist Vinton Cerf, who lead the development of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet during his time with DARPA, just left MCI after engineering MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service connected to the Internet. He went to work for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives working on projects, such as digital libraries […]

CompTIA Presents Show Awards

Six IT companies demonstrating creativity and innovation in hardware and software product development and in channel strategies recently were honored by the members of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The CompTIA Breakaway 2005 and CompTIA CT Summit best in show award winners were selected from the votes of more than 200 VIP VARs who […]


Posted: 04/2002 RESELLER CHANNEL THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNE Resellers Draw on UNE-P in Local Service Showdown Instead of letting the Bell operating companies beat them at the local game, competitive carriers are shooting for customers by using the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P). VARTEC-LIGHTYEAR MERGER BUST BLAMED ON BANKS What went wrong […]

Wholesale Channel – Metricom’s Ricochet Loses Momentum, Shuts Down

Posted: 10/2001 Wholesale Channel Metricom’s Ricochet Loses Momentum, Shuts Down By Tara Seals Metricom Inc. has shut off its Ricochet high-speed wireless Internet service in all markets and closed its doors.The shutdown came despite hopes it could maintain network operations after the company filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11, in the U.S. […]

What Went Awry?

Posted: 01/1998 By Charles C. Hunter Somewhere access charge reform went terribly awry, particularly in the manner it impacts small- to mid-sized interexchange carriers (IXCs). Expectations were great when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated a rulemaking proceeding to address what the agency characterized as the third leg of its competitive trilogy–the other two legs […]

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