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The CLEC Space is Changing

The FCC has removed its rules against CLEC-Cable mergers. Right now the M&A department at Comcast, flush with cash, is picking out its next target. "Hey, Guys! Call me if you need help with valuations or choices!"Sprint and VZ and...

Birch Grabs Another Small CLEC

Birch is expanding in the Greater Tampa Bay market with its acquisition of Daystar. Birch recently completed its acquisition of AstroTel, who I was an agent for. Daystar was a facilities-based CLEC based just south of Sarasota, with a customer...

Verbal One Year Contracts

ATT has verbal one year contracts available. New service ordered within a few minutes for clients via an Authorized Solution Provider (agent). [This has to be for really simple stuff like POTS and DSL.]However, ATT doesn't send any TAC (terms)...

Strategy Matters

"When everyone is playing the same game, your execution is critical." - Seth Godin"the way you go to market, the structure of your offering, the model of your business--these are sufficient to cause you to lose, regardless of how you...

HT Picks Off Big Competitor

In many ways, Wavecom was as big a competitor to the incumbent carrier in Hawaii as Oceanic TWC. A facilities-based CLEC, an ISP, a wholesaler and a Hosted PBX player. That's four areas where it was a thorn in HT's...

What's Up With Private Line?

"Private lines are leased point-to-point circuits, which are used for a variety of applications including connecting enterprise locations and backhauling cell towers to mobile switching centers," according to Insight Research."The $39 billion US private line services market is expected to...

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....

The Incumbent Mindset

I'm heading to NYC next week to attend Seth Godin's seminar. It is always worth the trip to me. From his Domino Project newsletter today, a little insight:"It happens to just about every industry, from hard drives to furniture--the insurgents,...

Cincinnati Bell to Spin Off Data Centers

Last week when asked, I said that I did not see Cincinnati Bell spinning off its data centers. One reason was that the ILEC would be left with a declining wireline business and debt, which was the reason that CinBell...

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...

US Government Suing AT&T for Fraud

Is Fraud rampant at Ma Bell?ARS wrote an article titled, AT&T collected millions from taxpayers in fraudulent charges, US says. "AT&T improperly received millions of dollars from a government reimbursement fund by ignoring fraudulent use of the IP Relay call...

Why PR Is Important

On a call today talking about the value of different CLEC's and ILEC's and why some are trading so low and some so high. For the most part, it comes down to Wall Street's perception of the business. Actually, a...

USTelecom Wants Forbearance for all ILECs

We once fancifully debated if the ILEC's would LET the cablecos get ahead just so they could get out from under regulations. This was 2006. Apparently, that was the plan.USTelecom is an organization made up of ILEC's. The org has...

Has Verizon Stopped Repairing Copper?

Over and over, I am hearing that Verizon has given up on copper. From repair issues to DSL to stripping copper out when FiOS is installed, the story seems to point to VZ looking to forget its copper plant.in a...

Thought of the Day

In what other business industry would make it so flaming difficult to give revenue to?CenturyLink just issued Channel Rules of Engagement (part II): “CenturyLink Channel Alliance, in conjunction with the Savvis Alliances partner program, has developed Phase II of the...

Are They Reading from the Same Playbook?

Are Windstream and CenturyLink reading from the same script? CenturyTel built up a wireline base from Embarq, Verizon (2001-2002), and Madison River. In 2003 to 2005, C-Tel bought fiber networks - Digital Teleport (which became LightCore), MFON and KMC. Then...

Consumer Telecom Dropping

With the latest quarterly financial reporting in, one item stands out: CenturyLink, Qwest, Windstream and EarthLink are all experiencing consumer decline.“CenturyLink Inc and Qwest Communications International Inc both posted quarterly revenue declines in what is expected to be their last...

ILEC News

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...
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