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Schizoid Tails of the ILEC

Sitting in the belly of the beast today as I listen to AT&T talk about DSL, U-Verse, ASE (switched Ethernet), LTE and other products. It's interesting to hear AT&T talk about the $21 Billion that they spent on the...

Frontier Buying SNET

The big news is that AT&T is selling off its old SNET division to Frontier. I feel sorry for my friends and family in Connecticut as they went from a local RBOC (SNET) to an ambivalent giant to a...

Why Agents Should Be Pro-Copper

The IIA is the perfect example of an astroturf trade group funded by and for the ILECs. The IIA put together a study to show that copper maintenance is eating up funds that could be used to deploy fiber-based...

Fastest Way to Raise Revenue

If you want to raise revenue, what's the fastest way? Not cold calling for new customers. Upselling and cross-selling your current base will move the needle a little. But if you have a lot of subscribers the fastest way to...

Why is Telecom So Old?

Saw this picture on twitter. It made me think about the lack of innovation from the telcos.For example. cellular and DSL technologies were discovered by Bell Labs in the 1960s, but didn't to market until decades later. And it...

Nutty News Monday

The list of the worst CEO's of 2012 is out. How is it possible that there are no telecom CEO's on that list?FiberLight is planting another 4,500 miles of dark fiber in Texas. Look out Alpheus. Women in the Channel...

What Will Happen to the Gear Vendors?

There used to be a class 4 switch called Coppercom. It was a decent switch and reasonably priced. The company couldn't make a go of it because the ISP and CLEC market was shrinking at the time. Yesterday there was...

So Much Stuff I Can't Get To

So many things to write about but just not enough time. Leap Wireless gets the iPhone 4S under its Cricket brand to sell without subsidy for $500! Let's see how that works. It does come with No Contract though....

What Competition?

In this article about independent ISP's fading away, CenturyLink talks about competition of ILEC DSL - from cellular 3G/4G, muni Wi-Fi, and cable. There's also fixed wireless in some ares from independent ISP's, but that is mainly in areas without...

What's With Wireline?

Wireless replacement - now over 30% of households - is leading to the demise of landlines, but it is also hastening the regulation of ILEC's. Quite a few states have deregulated ILEC's and landline service.This same decline is also affecting...

EarthLink's Sweet Spot

I learned a few things at the EarthLink training today in Tampa. EarthLink has 175K business customers and about 3 Million consumers, most of them dial-up customers, providing $20M in free cash flow per month. So of the $1.3B in...

Another Broadsoft Merger

In a surprise move (to me anyway), Megapath acquired IP5280 Communications, a Colorado ITSP. Both Megapath and IP5280 utilize Broadsoft, so that will make some of the transition easy. (And likely was a factor in the acquisition decision.) IP5280 had...

Is All Broadband Going Metered?

Many rural fixed wireless ISP’s meter their service for network management and costs reasons. The spectrum is finite, which means that wireless ISP subscribers can only get a set amount of bandwidth from that tower. The backhaul from the tower...

The Future of Bell DSL

AT&T announced that they “nearly” hit 3 million U-Verse TV customers. In comparison, Bell added 2.8M new wireless customers in the 4th quarter and sold 4.1 million iPhones´╗┐. Bell has 95M wireless subscribers. [see PDF]. Wireless ARPU is $62.88. Total...

Broadband Numbers Fall

Broadband deployment numbers will fall. Why? The FCC has re-defined broadband as 4MB x 1MB and most DSL and 2.5G/3G do not provide that kind of real bandwidth. In the FCC report titled “Internet Access Services: Status as of December...

FCC and Broadband Growth

Trending on my twitter stream is Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President Karen Kerrigan’s op-ed in the Washington Post about net neutrality and the FCC’s proposal to impose Internet “reclassification.” Basically, she states: FCC Regulations Would Smother Growing...

What's New to Sell?

Besides thinking Cloud, which is really just applications, there have been a few interesting product offerings from carriers. Here are some of them:Both AboveNet and FiberLight have some new fiber miles to sell.XO has almost 100 route miles of new...

Bundling for Stickiness

I moderated the panel at ITEXPO about The Importance of Bundling for Stickiness with Cbeyond, Broadvox and Tele-Pacific. If a carrier has a bundle and it looks like every other bundle, it quickly becomes a commodity that is sold on...

Debt and Finances

I'll readily admit that I am not a financial wizard. I am risk adverse and think that playing the stock market is like a casino (the deck is stacked against you). Then I read The Big Short by Michael Lewis...

Mergers Only Mask the Truth

I have a firm belief that most mergers are just ways to make the books look better by clouding the numbers. Take this headline from the Morning Journal, "CenturyLink has profitable second quarter, primarily due to acquisition". I agree with...

Is Broadband a Utility Now?

The way the FCC is examining, re-classifying and inquirying broadband, has it become a utility now?There are many studies that show that cities with broadband do better economically than cities without broadband. The Iowa City study done about 5 years...

FCC Report of Obviousness

The FCC released the Sixth Broadband Deployment Report. Due to the FCC changing the definition of broadband from the decade old standard of 200 Kbps downstream, most DSL won't count as Broadband since the FCC now defines broadband as 4...

An Interview with MegaPath

This is the raw footage of an interview with Dan Foster, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at MegaPath Inc., that we did yesterday. The first question is about the bundling of the SUTUS Business Central 200 for the Channel. MegaPath's...

New Edge Drops Wholesale

New Edge Networks, an EarthLink company, cut their wholesale division this month. While volumes were good, especially with wholesale clients like Verizon, the margins were too thin for the NEN corporate strategy. That strategy would be to milk as much...

DSL Anti-Trust

Supreme Court [finally] To Investigate If AT&T Is Violating Antitrust Laws With Wholesale DSL PricingTechDirt writes about the Supreme Court deciding to accept the Appeal of PacWest (now called AT&T) in its anti-trust battle with an ISP named LinkLine."A series...
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