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Business News – Bell Atlantic Mobile To Purchase Frontier’s Wireless Properties

Posted: 09/1999 Bell Atlantic Mobile To Purchase Frontier’s Wireless Properties In a move that expands its North American wireless footprint, Bedminster, N.J.-based Bell Atlantic Mobile will purchase Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Corp.’s interests in wireless properties, which do business under the name Frontier Cellular. Bell Atlantic currently owns 50 percent of the cellular network, which operates […]

The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a LongDistance

Posted: 08/1999 The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a Long Distance Kim Sunderland The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) are certain that their ability to provide in-region interLATA (local access and transport area) services is now–all they have to do at this point is hang tough. Bell Atlantic Corp., New York, still is considered the […]

Ports for Rent

Posted: 07/1999 Ports for Rent By Ken Branson "I use the word ‘incubator,’ because to me, [switch partitioning] is a product, not a business. We used it to get started ourselves. We’re a carrier; we understand carriers." –Mike Hosley, director of business development, STAR Telecommunications Inc. In the deep, dark recesses of the telco hotel […]

Regulatory News – Bell Companies Ride High on Competitive Surf

Posted: 06/1999 Bell Companies Ride High on Competitive Surf By Kim Sunderland Whether it’s an application for the provision of in-region long distance service or a petition to merge with another incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), the Bell companies are moving closer to obtaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on both counts. It’s […]

Utility Company and Telecom Subsidiaries

Utility Company and Telecom Subsidiaries Utility Company Name and HQ Telecom Subsidiary Name and HQ Date Telecom Subsidiary Founded Type of Customers Types of Services Offered Now Geographic Service Territory (for Telecom) BEC Energy Boston www.bedison.com Beco Communications Boston N/A 1995 Wholesale network provider to RCN Corp., a competieve local exchange carrier (CLEC) with an […]

High Court Rests on FCC’s Interconnection Order

Posted: 03/1999 High Court Rests on FCC’s Interconnection Order By Kim Sunderland Clearly, the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in AT&T Corp. et al v. Iowa Utilities Board et al bodes well for competitors vying for a slice of the local telephone market. But there’s a catch, as there always is, and […]

Score!

Posted: 12/1998 Score! For Network Plus, Telecom is No Spectator Sport By Ken Branson It was the risk and reward, Rob Hale Jr. says, that got him started. He was 23 and a year out of Connecticut College, working in sales for the former MCI Communications Co. It was a good job and he was […]

Public Interest Debate Moves to Center Stage

Posted: 11/1998 Public Interest Debate Moves to Center Stage By Carol L. Bowers With the regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) closer than ever to satisfying the Telecom-munications Act of 1996’s 14-point checklist for in-region long distance entry, the debate is about to shift from whether they’ve satisfied the law’s requirements to whether it would be […]

"The Check is in the Mail"

Posted: 05/1998 "The Check is in the Mail" Local Competition in New York By Andrew O. Isar Promises and reality are often miles apart. Despite the best of intentions (or lack thereof), promises have a nasty habit of not being met. When a promise is made by someone with a dubious record of keeping promises, […]

GUEST EDITORIAL

Posted: 04/1998 GUEST EDITORIAL By Robert M. McDowell, ESQ. It was a drizzly February morning when I arrived at work to be greeted by a Washington-style rumor more chilling than the mid-winter weather. Phone calls were abuzz with whispers laden with sincere anxiety: Bell Atlantic Corp./NYNEX was in "secret" negotiations with the Federal Communications Commission […]

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