For several years, CLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers) have offered integrated solutions to businesses that required T1 speeds or greater over copper, which has been slowly chipping away at the ILEC’s (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) market share, but not enough for them to seriously take note. Because CLECs typically least the ‘last mile’ from the ILEC, it is a no lose scenario for them. Where the ILECs are feeling the pinch is from cable companies. View full article »
Tag Archive: AT&T
If you don’t think that “truth is stranger than fiction” in the business world, consider the actions of telecommunications giant AT&T. You’ll remember that in a previous article we discussed how AT&T is leading the death march for the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). They would justifiably prefer you to purchase cell phones and have you convert your land line service to VoIP (Voice Over IP). Their flagship business VoIP product (to which many of my clients subscribe to and are quite satisfied with) is called Flex Reach. This service is transported over an AT&T MIS (Managed Internet Service ranging from 1.5Mgb – 12Mgb) that is connected to a Cisco 2800 router and monitored via a POTS line.
Did you catch the contradiction? View full article »