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CenturyLink will be reselling VZW as an authorized agent. Why AT&T will not be buying Echostar: Echostar has been on a tear buying up bankrupt assets of BDSD and Terrestar; then Move Networks; and now Hughes. It’s too big to...

Rural ILEC Strategy

You have probably read about the unemployment rate. I would love to know how many jobs that the ILEC’s have shed in the last 3 years. 75,000? Probably more. Verizon has shed over 25,000 themselves in the last 3 years....

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...

Ignoring Reality

So the USTelecom Association had a webinar about Google Voice and its effect on the marketplace. They mentioned that Vocaltec, Vonage, ITXC and FWD hadn't done any damage, so don't worry. The presenter went on to say that Google is...

Google is Not Killing Voice

Everywhere you look, people are aghast that Google added free calling to Gmail. Big deal. (Although you should read Jon Arnold's piece on it.) Most people aren't going to strap a microphone and headset to their computer to make PC-to-phone...

CPNI Training

CPNI Training is an FCC requirement. AT&T stuffs this training down the throats of its agents annually. And when their is a computer glitch, twice a year. While it is strictly applied to agents, internally CPNI is a joke for...

Things are Round and Round

As one door closes, right? Well, WISPA is putting together a deal with DirecTV so that it's mainly residential wireless ISP base can grab some cash switching people from cable TV and Internet to fixed wireless internet access and satellite...

Is Rural Wireline Profitable?

Exhibit A: Fairpoint Communications. Small rural telco merges with New England Verizon assets and billions in debt. The 3 state utility commissions were uneasy about the merger to begin with. Two years later, Fairport is struggling to get out of...

Just a Reminder

The masses. You know, the ratepayers, the taxpayers, the consumers. These are the people who have paid for the PSTN. These same consumers have also paid for the future broadband networks that the ILECs have refused to build despite taking...

The Landline Dilemma

As CenturyTel buys up Embarq and Qwest and Windstream buys up IOC's and CLEC's, the question remains: What do you do with all that declining wireline revenue with mounting debt?Unless 100MB DSL becomes a reality that can be rolled out...

Is it the Regulatory Environment?

In a twitter exchange with Erik Cecil, former regulatory counsel at Level3, we were dialoging about the Fairpoint bankruptcy. (FairPoint aims to cut debt by two-thirds).My reply stated, "Just 2 years after the deal w/VZ to create an unstable Fairpoint...

ISP Sues ILEC for $10B

Network Tallahassee, Inc. is suing Embarq (now called CenturyLink) for $10 Billion dollars in Florida Northern District Court. Network Tallahassee is suing the ILEC over persistent billing errors and other miscellaneous issues pertaining to every ISP business, whereby your vendor...

Windstream Grabs Another

Windstream follows up its acquisition of CLEC NUVOX with the purchase of an ILEC. Windstream Announces Acquisition of Iowa Telecommunications Services for $261M in cash, $269M in shares and $598M in debt (see Reuters).In its latest SEC 10Q filing, it...

Usage Based Billing Rant

Occam Networks has a pretty good blog. Today's topic is usage based pricing. I disagree with the usage based pricing.As I see it, we have had (mainly telco) rate hikes since 1999 on the promise of Broadband. In fact, in...

A Rural Super Carrier?

With VZ shedding its last bit of rural landlines to Frontier, the blogosphere is alive with talk about Super RLEC's - Frontier, Fairpoint, CenturyTel, Windstream and maybe Qwest. CenturyTel's coming merger with Embarq will give it the title as a...

Are You Still an ILEC Agent?

This from Telephony online and the Convergence Consulting Group: The latest in an annual study of the bundled services market shows US telecom service providers are losing wireline voice customers at a faster pace and being transformed in the process...
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