Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#608496 - 03/03/17 10:17 PM Verizon Aquires XO Communications
dexman Online   content
Spam Hunter
*****

Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 6963
Loc: Arlington, Massachusetts
Am I the only person who was unaware that Verizon bought out XO Communications eh
I interviewed for a position at XO shortly after being laid off from Level(3).
_________________________
I FEATURE 00

www.dexman.webs.com

Top
Refurbished Phones & Equipment Search
#608499 - 03/04/17 08:23 AM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
nfcphoneman Offline
Moderator-Vertical, Vodavi
*****

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 4954
Loc: Gainesville, FL, USA
It's hard to keep up any more. Windstream and Earthlink merged a few months ago, and I missed it.

Top
#608504 - 03/04/17 01:45 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
RATHER BE FISHING Online   content

Admin
*****

Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 8698
Loc: SOUTH TEXAS
XO was still around?
_________________________

Comdial DX-80/DX-120 Voice Mail Repair/Compact Flash Cards
Comdial Debut Compact Flash Cards




Top
#608507 - 03/04/17 06:04 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
hitechcomm Offline
Moderator-Avaya, Polycom
*****

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 3424
Loc: New York, NY
No more
_________________________
www.HIZER.org

Top
#608513 - 03/04/17 10:33 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
EV607797 Offline

Moderator-Vertical, Vodavi, 1A2, Outside Wire
*****

Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 14568
Loc: Metropolitan Washington, DC (N...
I am surprised that they remained on their own as long as they did, with Windstream gobbling up nearly every other CLEC. The whole purpose of the divestiture of the Bell System was supposed to open up competition so that customers would have more choices and prices would go down due to competition. Once again, half of the remaining RBOCs are owned by Verizon and the other half by at&t. CenturyLink's wild card acquisition of QWest threw in a bit of a twist. Now, the CLECs are becoming the same. We'll be back to 1983 before you know it.

Anybody want to put any money on which one becomes the new Ma Bell? Will it be Verizon or at&t, or will it be that new kid, CenturyLink?
_________________________
Ed Vaughn, MBSWWYPBX
New Phone Systems and Service

Top
#608517 - 03/05/17 06:23 AM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
dexman Online   content
Spam Hunter
*****

Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 6963
Loc: Arlington, Massachusetts
Verizon and at&t keep shedding territory to ILECs. If what I read not too long ago is correct, Century Link will be renamed Level (3) after the completion of their merger.

Frontier and FairPoint are the companies gobbling up areas no longer desired by Ma Bell's children.
_________________________
I FEATURE 00

www.dexman.webs.com

Top
#608522 - 03/05/17 12:50 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
EV607797 Offline

Moderator-Vertical, Vodavi, 1A2, Outside Wire
*****

Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 14568
Loc: Metropolitan Washington, DC (N...
True, Paul, but I still see Frontier and Fairpoint being acquired within a few years by one of the big three. It doesn't have to make business sense. It's all just a race to the top.
_________________________
Ed Vaughn, MBSWWYPBX
New Phone Systems and Service

Top
#608530 - 03/05/17 04:30 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
ChrisRR Offline
Member
***

Registered: 02/20/14
Posts: 425
Loc: Manchester, New Hampshire
Fairpoint is in the process of being acquired by Consolidated. Verizon dumped northern New England to FP, not sure why they'd want it back. (Good riddance to Verizon IMHO.) There seems no end to Verizon's greed, however, and I am inclined to agree with Ed. We'll be back to only one giant left. Can't be Ma-Bell again.... Ma-Verizon? puke

Top
#608539 - 03/06/17 09:59 AM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
Pinecreekboy Offline
Member

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 69
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: dexman
Am I the only person who was unaware that Verizon bought out XO Communications eh
I interviewed for a position at XO shortly after being laid off from Level(3).


Nope. It was news to me too.

Top
#608848 - 03/15/17 09:55 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
Bull Tone Offline
Member

Registered: 11/28/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Boston, MA
I worked at XO for 12 years!!! left with a cab ride home...thanks a-holes! glad their compition bought em' out. Ichahn was gearing up for that sell for years! good riddence...
_________________________
No one seems to have time to do it right but everyone has time to do it twice!

Top
#608852 - 03/15/17 10:45 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
dexman Online   content
Spam Hunter
*****

Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 6963
Loc: Arlington, Massachusetts
If you worked for XO out of their Cambridge MA OPS site near MIT around 2012/2013, I worked out of the Level(3) office on Bent Street after Level(3) bought out the company I worked for (Global Crossing).
_________________________
I FEATURE 00

www.dexman.webs.com

Top
#609079 - 03/22/17 08:59 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
Bull Tone Offline
Member

Registered: 11/28/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Boston, MA
Yes Sir, we've probably met. I was over at Level 3s POP site many times
_________________________
No one seems to have time to do it right but everyone has time to do it twice!

Top
#609410 - 04/01/17 01:55 PM Re: Verizon Aquires XO Communications [Re: dexman]
Bull Tone Offline
Member

Registered: 11/28/12
Posts: 86
Loc: Boston, MA
ALSO, keep in mind folks...when you get that high, politics becomes more n more important!

Why did Ichan let go of XO? Look where he is now, strategic advisor to Trump.
_________________________
No one seems to have time to do it right but everyone has time to do it twice!

Top

TARGETED LEADS Telephone Installers, System Installation & Phone System Sales!
Technician Search, enter State or Zip Code
Shout Box

FREE DESI Labeling System Software!
FREE DESI Labeling Software - Click Here!
Most Recent 5 Post
2 phonesystems on 1 network
by strongbrew101
Today at 05:45 AM
Tellabs Access Max
by tommyb52
04/21/17 09:00 PM
Typical cause of pop/crackle noise from paging speakers
by Tucci
04/21/17 04:27 PM
Comdial FX II VMMI not working
by Sundancekid
04/21/17 01:48 PM
Mitel SX200 ICP forwarding an extension to another extension's Voicemail
by tday
04/21/17 01:27 PM
Who's Online
16 registered (gelehu, RATHER BE FISHING, upstateny, Professor Shadow, Yoda, Memphisribs, JBean3329, Silversam, JWRacedog, dosjock, Arthur P. Bloom, mbhydro, Arvandops, MooreTel, skip555, justbill), 283 Guests and 482 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Tech Support Line 1.800.766.3425
Over the Phone Tech Support for your Phones and Business Phone Systems
(Views)Popular Topics
Ask the person below you a game. 7659403
Pictures of ugly work II 5170242
Just for Jokester #12 1660773
Just for Jokester #13 1360105
Just for Jokester #14 1078108
New Members: Post Here 929351
Pictures of Ugly Work IV 893299
Constructive Criticism 889470
Just for Jokester #11 739854
So let's Play a Game "Who am I ?" 698557
Newest Members
TAHVAC, Moondance, Arvandops, phoneguyben, sundy58
48076 Registered Users
Forum Stats
48076 Members
59 Forums
89151 Topics
609157 Posts

Max Online: 4713 @ 04/02/14 11:57 AM
Today's Birthdays
Fire Eater, HybridRF, skajohnny, tlx, wethackrey
Top Posters (30 Days)
John807 36
hitechcomm 31
hbiss 28
dexman 22
Silversam 19
usedphones 18
Coral Tech 17
justbill 14
newtecky 13
oobie 13
Free Voip phone with every line!
FREE Voip Phone - Click Here!
Ad Spot #4 for sale call 1-800-766-3425
Free Phone Repair Diagnostic

Contact Us | Telephone System Tech Support | Terms of Service

Sundance Communications is not affiliated with any of the above manufacturers.
ęCopyright Sundance Communications 1998-2016




Trusted Partners
Sitemap