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So How is VoIP Doing?

According to the FCC, the VoIP subscribers is 21 million not including Skype users. These figures are part of the 31-page report, "Local Telephone Competition". The report uses data from 2008!Of the 162 million voice lines, 21M are VoIP. Consider...

Qwest Loses Forbearance

Qwest had a forbearance petition in at the FCC for the Phoenix metro area. It was denied by the FCC last week. It was denied in 2008 by Martin's commission as well. Qwest claims that cable, VoIP and cellular are...

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...

Verizon Starts Blocking

Comcast won in court over the FCC on the issue of traffic shaping, so Verizon started blocking ports this week. First, VZ started blocking port 25 yesterday on their FiOS and DSL networks. Now VoIP Traffic is being blocked. From...

Can Copper Turn to Gold?

People ask me about the CenturyLink-Qwest merger. I'm still trying to get over the CTEL-Embarq merger. And wrapping my head around bigger is better when that has been proven to be a hoax recently (Too Big to Fail?) is causing...

What is With the FCC?

Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC did a decent job on the framework of ideas that is called the National Broadband Plan. In it, he concluded that we would need 500 MHz of spectrum to make it happen. Notice...

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...

Inside Wiring

This is the inside wiring job for a small business in Tampa. Nice. Notice the IDSL jack labeled better than the DSL jack...

Sprint is its own Enemy

Well, 1Q2010 was another tough one for Sprint losing $865 million. It did shave its subscriner losses to just 75,000. Offering $50 unlimited pre-paid on Boost and $70 unlimited on post-paid -- and still losing customers. How????The big issue I see...

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...

Qwest Merging with CenturyLink

News reports this morning from NYTimes, BusinesWeek and MarketWatch have CenturyLink merging with Qwest in an all stock deal. Huh?!"The firms say the deal values Qwest at $22.4 billion, including $11.8 billion of assumed debt." [MW]"The combination creates a national, 173,000-mile...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

Ill. Judge Only Smart One

Only a single judge in Illinois has the common sense to see that the Frontier-Verizon deal is very similar to the Fairpoint-Verizon deal that resulted in a bankruptcy within 18 months while screwing consumers in three states.The Herald-Review has a...

Bells Giving Up on Landlines?

We see the consolidation in the rural landline business. Verizon has dumped unwanted regions on Hawaii Telecom, Fairport (New England), Alltel (old GTE areas like Eastern KY), and soon the Frontier deal.  Centurytel and Embarq just merger. It was May, 2006 that...

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...

VZ Gets Rid of 13 States

Although it was AT&T's CEO that said We are a Wireless company, it is the actions of Verizon that make you stand up and take note. Today, VZ reached a deal with Frontier - a $8.6B all-stock deal. As Frost...

VoiceCon

I spent a couple of hours at VoiceCon in the exhibit hall yesterday. The biggest surprise was VZB and Sprint. Especially Sprint. They are pimping the Wireline / Fiber with mobile integration. They had lots of new handsets. (So again...

Best Kept Sprint Secret

Here's something to do: surf over to Sprint.com and try to find any wireline services. After 5 minutes of searching Business Services, navigation takes you to Nextel.com for Sprint's MPLS offering. On that page, you can find info about MPLS,...
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