Thursday, October 09, 2008


So I get a call from a client in Baton Rouge who says that VZ is selling POTS lines in BellSouth region. I was skeptical to say the least. Why would AT&T offer VZ a UNE-P deal (or technically the wholesale commercial agreement for switched access)?

So I call the number today. It is a 727-210 exchange. Right here in Clearwater. As it turns out that is an Mpower exchange (now Level3). They don't answer the phone with a company name, but it is a call center for VZ. The guy explained that AT&T and VZ have swapped a UNE-P deal. It might be that or it might be the old MCI agreement. Either way he did not give me a quote because I would not give him all the company information. But it looks like the POTS wars may be starting, especially if VZ would bundle VZW with its POTS lines.

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