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OrbitCom, OneEighty Networks Combine Forces

Spokane-based OneEighty Networks now is owned by OrbitCom, a reseller headquartered in South Dakota. The deal wasnt a merger; rather, OrbitCom did an asset purchase for legal reasons, said Gregory Green, CEO of OneEighty Networks. The transaction closed on Nov. 21 although it still awaits regulatory approvals. Those should come by the middle of the […]

FCC Agrees to Forbearance Review as Verizon Vote Looms

The FCC on Nov. 30 said it will examine whether the forbearance petition process needs new rules. The notice came just days before the agency is slated to vote on Verizon Communications Inc.s request for sweeping regulatory relief in six northeastern markets. That Dec. 5 decision is crucial for several reasons. For one thing, it […]

Round Table: Copper Loop Retirement

On the debate over copper loop retirement at the Fall 2007 COMPTEL PLUS Convention & Expo Our understanding is theres absolutely no harm [to CLECs] at this point. Robert Mayer, USTelecom, vice president of industry and state affairs Copper is a public good. Its for the public, it was paid for by the public. Susan […]

ATLANTIC-ACM Delivers Metro Carrier Excellence Awards

Research firm ATLANTIC-ACM announced its 2007 U.S. Metro Carrier Excellence Awards at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention + Expo. The awards are based on the results of ATLANTIC-ACMs 2007 Metro Carrier Report Card, which evaluates the performance of metro carriers by their wholesale and business customers and is based on more than 3,000 individual carrier evaluations. […]

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