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Wow buying cable co. Knology for $750.5 million

Wow Internet, Cable & Phone is buying cable TV and Internet provider Knology Inc. for $750.5 million, partly to broaden its geographic reach. Knology shares gained $1.27, or 7 percent, to $19.32 in morning trading. Wow, which is owned by private equity firm Avista Capital Partners, offers cable TV, Internet and telephone services in Michigan,… Continue Reading Wow buying cable co. Knology for $750.5 million

A bill to overhaul to a ratepayer subsidy for telephone providers has had its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. The proposal that was heard Monday afternoon would gradually reduce the subsidy until it’s eliminated in 2025. Lawmakers are expected to vote on it Wednesday. Supporters say the subsidy is outdated because it was originally… Continue Reading Bill to ax Colo. telecom subsidy gets 1st hearing

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The health care industry is expected to spend $55.5 billion on telecommunication services during the next five years – giving that sector a boost even as the economy recovers. A new market research study by Insight Research¬†shows pending services will grow at a compounded rate of 10.2 percent during the forecast period, increasing from $7.1… Continue Reading Health care to spend billions on telecommunications

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Phony phone bills try to swindle Qwest subscribers

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The familiar “walking fingers” logo was once synonymous with the telephone yellow pages, but fraud artists sending bogus bills to telephone subscribers are illegally collecting over $500 million annually, Qwest said. “Bogus bills are created to look like legitimate yellow pages invoices with the ‘walking fingers’ logo; however many yellow pages publishers, including QwestDex, have… Continue Reading Phony phone bills try to swindle Qwest subscribers

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Technology keeps callers well connected

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Forget the cell phone of yesterday… just take a look at what is available today. Today’s phones will connect you directly to the Internet, at speeds faster than a regular dial-up computer. They let you send pictures, e-mail, make phone calls and play games. In addition, many of them do it in color. Sprint’s PCS… Continue Reading Technology keeps callers well connected

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The telecommunications industry, like a bucking bronco, has thrown a number of corporate “cowboys” out of the saddle over the past twenty years. Maybe the rough ride is due to the high cost of keeping up with technology – or the result of mergers that dilute corporate cultures and diminish good customer service. Pat Galvin,… Continue Reading Tomorrow’s voice/data/video convergence today

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Real Estate Briefs August 16, 2002

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Hope I didn’t throw those of you looking for the Urban Land Institute update a curve last week. The information was held for this week’s column instead. As usual, commercial real estate seems to be attracting renewed attention in the face of the stock market’s contractions – it’s even starting to attract the attention of… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs August 16, 2002

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Wireless data systems solutions have become a multi-trillion dollar per year global industry because of recent advances in telecommunications software and hardware. The following presents the first of a series highlighting different aspects of high-speed data transfer. To understand wireless data solutions, it is essential we first understand the precious resource referred to as the… Continue Reading Wireless communication now a viable alternative

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Gloom & doom for remaining WorldCom staff

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The several hundred Colorado Springs WorldCom workers laid off last month have partly reconciled their fate; those still employed say in the wake of the firm’s bankruptcy filing they are waiting for the other shoe to drop. “It’s like the sun won’t come up,” said Barbara, still employed, but suffering from stress and depression and… Continue Reading Gloom & doom for remaining WorldCom staff

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Imagine this: You are the CEO of a company that generates hundreds of thousands of data files each year. Your back-up systems include standard servers and secured off-site storage. But September 11 happens or a wild fire threatens your facility. Suddenly greater security is an issue, but you can’t justify the cost or rely on… Continue Reading Strategic partnerships key to network dynamics

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