Covad stockholders webcast available

June 12, 2007

The webcast of the annual meeting with Covad stockholders is available here:
A replay of the audiocast will be available through June 14 by dialing (800) 405-2236 and entering the passcode: 11090906#.

Highlights of the meeting:

  • Re-election of L. Dale Crandall, Diana Leonard, and Robert Neumeister as Class II Directors with terms that expire at Covad’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 
  • Approval of Covad’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, replacing Covad’s 1997 Stock Plan.
  • Ratification of the appointment of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP as Covad’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007.

Conference call calculator

June 9, 2007

A Conference Call Calculator has been released to assist in comparing conference call rates and plans from different providers. You can enter the number of seats, minutes, and required options like call recording, flat rate or 800 number etc. Based on that you get a list of teleconference plans that have the lowest cost AND include the selected features. You can find the site here: conference call calculator

Microsoft Call for Free powered by Verizon

June 5, 2007

Consumers searching online at for businesses such as area restaurants, hotels or car dealerships can now conveniently click to make free PC-to-phone calls to many advertisers, using the power of the Verizon Business IP network. Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T VoiceTone for NSTAR

June 5, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced the successful implementation of an innovative voice solution for NSTAR to reinvent the way the Massachusetts-based electric and gas utility manages incoming customer service calls. Under a $3 million four-year contract, AT&T will provide NSTAR with AT&T VoiceTone, a natural-language solution that quickly and accurately responds to customers’ precise needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Wal-mart deal with Skype

May 15, 2007

Wal-Mart has come to an agreement to sell Skype products in there store in a special section, like handsets, webcams and other Skype equipment.

“This relationship with Wal-Mart will increase exposure for Skype and our hardware partners in a single dedicated Internet communications section,” Don Albert, vice president and general manager of Skype North America, said in a statement. “Our research suggests that when users add a Skype-certified accessory like a headset, handset or Webcam, it greatly enhances their experience, and they use Skype more to connect with family, friends and business colleagues.”

Read the story on ZD-net.

Qwest government contract

May 9, 2007

Qwest is the first carrier to launch products and services for Networx Universal, a contract awarded from the Government Services Administration (GSA) worth approximately $20 billion, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services, including managed and secure advanced data networks, to the federal government during the next 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Sprint Nextel fights ‘Traffic Pumping’ Schemes

May 9, 2007

Sprint Nextel is taking legal action against a number of companies involved in a wide-ranging scheme to abuse the intercarrier compensation system. This illegal scheme abuses a system intended to keep the price of basic telephone service affordable for rural consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

Qwest 411 – outstanding results

May 8, 2007

Qwest announced its sixth consecutive ranking as the top performer in the local telecommunications carrier segment for directory-assistance services, according to the Paisley National Directory Assistance Performance Index (SM). Qwest also received overall top industry honors for directory-assistance speech recognition and lagniappe customer service (the Paisley Index hallmark of a perfectly handled call). Read the rest of this entry »

Qwest Q1 2007

May 1, 2007

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today reported solid first quarter 2007 results highlighted by sequential and year-over-year margin expansion as well as significant net income and earnings per share growth. For the quarter, Qwest reported earnings of $240 million, or $0.12 per diluted share compared with earnings of $88 million, or $0.05 per diluted share in the first quarter 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

Mpower Agrees to Sell Assets and Customers to McLeodUSA

April 26, 2007

Mpower has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain of its assets and its customer accounts in the Chicago area to McLeodUSA Incorporated. The sale will enable Mpower and its affiliates that do business as TelePacific ommunications (TelePacific), to focus solely on serving business enterprises throughout the Western region. Read the rest of this entry »

Covad Recognized with California Innovation Award

April 26, 2007

Covad has been recognized as one of 15 Innovation All-Stars by California Tech 100 Partners and the Governor’s Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.

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