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FairPoint transfer stumbles over email accounts

The transfer of northern New England Verizon customers to FairPoint communications has hit at least one stumbling block: email. Customers with Verizon email accounts were supposed to be switched

Time Warner raises rates, ire in upstate NY

Cable rate hikes scheduled to take place March 1 in Utica, N.Y., are not making customers happy. Time Warner Cable's rate increases of around 7 percent are causing heartburn among cash-strapped

Major telcos form coalition in India

With the U.S. economy in a tailspin and many European nations suffering as well, several major telcos announced the formation of a coalition to represent their interests in India, the second-most

ADC cuts Q1 outlook, will trim staff again

ADC Telecommunications, based in Eden Prarie, Minn., cut its guidance Monday for the first quarter of 2009 and said it will reduce staff again in an effort to trim its costs. ADC let 350 employees go

Executive decision: Just say 'no bonus'

Hail a new era of corporate responsibility in telecom! AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has decided not to take a bonus for 2008, and he will keep managers, including himself, from getting raises this

FairPoint transfer proceeds, union unhappy

FairPoint Communication, along with integration partner Cap Geminis, has started the process of switching operations in northern New England from hundreds of legacy systems run by Verizon

AT&T's Stephenson to skip 2008 bonus

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will not be accepting a bonus for his 2008 job performance, and as many as 120,000 managerial employees will not receive raises during 2009. The move comes as the

IBM report: Embrace social networking

Telecom service providers can't wish away the effect that social networking is having on their offerings, and that effect does not appear to be a passing fad--a thought once raised by critics who

Juniper wary of longer buying cycles

Network equipment vendor Juniper Networks, which serves both service provider and enterprise markets, said that while service provider orders remain strong, customers are delaying delivery on gear,

RadiSys, Enea chop months off ATCA development

Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture vendor RadiSys and software firm Enea together announced this week a new management solution from Enea that drastically reduces the time and effort it takes

KGP to buy Embarq Logistics

One of the questions that lingered after CenturyTel announced its acquisition of Embarq--"What about Embarq Logistics?"--has been answered. KGP Telecommunications, a privately-held firm based in

Telecom steps it up for The Big Game on Sunday

Level 3 and Verizon are touting their efforts working with the NFL in conjunction with the big sporting event - c'mon, can't we just call it the Super Bowl and not be copyright retentive about it? -

FairPoint ready to flip the switch in Northern New England

FairPoint will make the big switch with Verizon Jan. 30. The company will take charge of around two million access lines in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, a process expected to take more than two

Telecoms seek tax changes on operating losses

A group of phone companies was in Washington D.C. this week to lobby for loosened tax rules to allow them to raise equity capital without losing tax benefits, including deductions for net operating

Rumor Mill: Verizon layoffs at end of Q1

UPDATE: Verizon to axe more jobs Despite a 15 percent increase in revenues in Q4, talk around the water coolers at Verizon has been on company plans to implement job cuts at the end of March. Details

Qwest cuts off SkyWi service again

Internet service and VoIP provider SkyWi says Qwest has once again pulled the plug on a part of its broadband network in New Mexico. If true, the action will likely have ugly consequences for both

Rockefeller pushes $9B broadband stimulus plan

The House of Representatives approved the $819 billion economic stimulus package Wednesday, so the Sebate debate is set to begin with a new set of broadband stimulus numbers proposed by Sen. Jay

Should AT&T go on a buying spree?

AT&T's fourth-quarter profit drop of more than 23 percent has not stopped analysts from suggesting that the timing is right for the mega-carrier to engage in acquisitions outside of the U.S.

DTV delay delayed for now

The four-month delay in the digital TV transition endorsed by the Senate just days ago failed to pass a vote in the House of Representatives. The proposal to delay the switch from Feb. 17 to June 12,

Convergys billing spin-off in doubt

Telecom software vendor Convergys said this week that it is unlikely to follow through in the near term on a previously-announced plan to spin off its billing system business. Though the company also