Broadband Briefs for 08/31/09

Mon, 08/31/2009 - 8:00am

• Qwest names Taylor COO
By Brian Santo

Qwest Communications has named Teresa Taylor chief operating officer. Taylor replaces Thomas Richards, who has served as the company’s chief operating officer since July 2008 and is leaving the company to become president and chief operating officer of CDW Corp.

Taylor previously led the company’s Business Markets, Wholesale and Product groups.

She served as executive vice president of the Business Markets Group (BMG) since August 2008. Taylor also served as Qwest’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer from 2004 to 2008.

Christopher Ancell, previously vice president of sales for BMG, has been promoted to executive vice president of BMG, replacing Taylor.

• Windstream offers guaranteed pricing
By Traci Patterson

Windstream has announced a lifetime price guarantee for its high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide phone services.

The guaranteed pricing includes up to 12 Mbps of high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide calling with 13 features.

The “Lifetime Price Guarantee” is a limited-time offer for residential customers who subscribe to at least one new bundled service. Pricing starts at $49.99 for up to 3 Mbps of high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide calling.

More Broadband Direct 08/31/09:
•  Cablevision's Newsday rebuffs Verizon ads
•  Clearwire names cable vet to work with MSOs
•  U-verse touches down in Mobile, Louisville
•  Calix scores $100M in financing, adds board members
•  ZyXel completes bonded ADSL2+ CPE line
•  Aurora lists must-haves for green optical networks
•  Limelight Networks shares fall after downgrade
•  As Internet turns 40, barriers threaten its growth
•  Sun absorbs $147M loss as Oracle deal looms
•  Broadband Briefs for 08/31/09

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