Level 3 CEO James Crowe has to undergo surgery

August 10, 2007

James Crowe, level 3 CeOJames Crowe, level 3 CeOJames Q. Crowe (57) , chief executive officer of Level 3 Communications, Inc has to undergo surgery for a most likely benign tumor. Of course we wish him all the best and a lot of strength. James stated:

“During a routine physical examination, my physician discovered a tumor of the pituitary gland. I have been advised that the tumor is almost certainly benign, and that it does not have a negative effect on my ability to conduct my usual business affairs.

“However, if left untreated, this condition could have significant, adverse, long-term health consequences. Therefore, surgical removal is recommended. The procedure is safe and successfully resolves the condition in most cases. In the event surgery is not completely successful, additional treatments are available including medications and radiotherapy. Read the rest of this entry »

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PAETEC Q2 2007

August 9, 2007

  • Revenue of $274.5 million, which represented an 89% increase over second quarter 2006 revenue of $145.6 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $52.5 million, which represented a 109% increase over second quarter 2006 adjusted EBITDA of $25.1 million;
  • Net income of $6.0 million compared to a $<5.8> million net loss in second quarter 2006;
  • Free cash flow* of $31.5 million, which represented the 18th consecutive quarter in which PAETEC Holding or its predecessor generated positive free cash flow;
  • Ended the quarter with a cash balance of $84.5 million;
  • An increase of 141% in the number of access line equivalents in service, from 1.10 million as of June 30, 2006 to 2.65 million as of June 30, 2007; and
  • Successful completion on July 10, 2007 of amendments to PAETEC’s existing bank credit facility and a $300 million senior note offering priced at the end of the quarter.
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XO Q2 2007

August 9, 2007
  • Total Sequential Revenue Grew 1% to $352.9 Million
  • Data and IP Services Revenue Up 18%, Core Services Revenue Up 5% Compared to Same Period Last Year
  • Total Sales Bookings Up 12% Compared to Same Period Last Year
  • Strong Demand for High-Capacity Inter-City Network Transport Services with Number of Orders Up 483% Compared to Same Period Last Year
  • Continued Network Investments with Recently Announced 800/Gbps Capacity Upgrade to Meet Current and Future Customer Demand for High-Capacity Services
  • Nextlink Expansion to 37 Operating Markets, Creating Nation’s Largest Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Network

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Global Crossing Q2 2007

August 9, 2007
  • Consolidated revenue grew 19 percent year over year to $547 million.
  • Sales order volume for “invest and grow” hit all time high of $4.8 million in May.
  • Adjusted cash EBITDA improved to $8 million in the second quarter.
  • Company’s cost-cutting initiatives expected to yield close to $40 million per annum savings.

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Fiber broadband growing strong

July 31, 2007

  The number of wordwide fiber broadband connections is growing quickly. Though worldwide the number of fiber connections is only half of the number of cable-tv connections. ADSL is the most common method of delivering broadband.

 However in 2006 alone Fiber broadband connections have reached a global coverage percentage of 23%. A total of almost 300 million broadband lines were counted in this 2007 research.  And (at Q1 2007) 33 mililion of these were fiber based broadband connections.

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CLEC’s still fighting Verizon

July 31, 2007

According to the FCC Public notive below some CLEC’s are still fighting Verizon. It looks like this forbearance order slipped the cracks before without any action. Covad, Nuvox and XO are the original filer of the petition. Read the rest of this entry »


EoC – Ethernet over Copper

July 31, 2007

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) will become more and more widely used as an alternative to bonded T1 and fractional DS3. It actually fills the gap in between. A major advantage is that – what’s in a name – it runs over copper where as with a (fractional) DS3 fiber is required, which often results in a high local loop cost or extremely expensive build outs if the building is not lit.

XO Communications is one of the carriers aggresively playing the ethernet field. They offer a 10Mbps ethernet over copper circuit for under $1500 per month (edit: with more competition we are now able to offer Ethernet over Copper (or sometimes Ethernet over serial, aka ethernet over DS1 ) to customers at $1000-$1500. If you compare that to the cost of a bonded NxT1 or fractional DS3, ethernet over copper pricing is great. Another advantage of EoC over NxT1 is the lower CPE hardware cost, as EoC is delivered over an ethernet handoff.

XO’s Ethernet over Copper actually runs over 5 pairs of copper, and even with a few pairs down it will continue to run (on a lower speed). Since it is an ethernet hand off the cost of the CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) is much lower.

Contact us to see if Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is available at your business location.