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Channel Conflict and Controversy: Racial Reckoning, Verizon, AT&T

Read about the controversies and conflicts rocking the channel.

Edward Gately

November 13, 2020

13 Slides

Forget President Trump’s refusal to concede. There’s been plenty of channel conflict and controversy involving T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and more.

Among the expected news of the day, such as new hires, breaking M&A and changes in channel strategy, there also are controversies that get the channel talking. There have been quite a few since our last channel conflict and controversy roundup last May.

Recent hubbub involves Datto suing one of its former employees, issues and controversies involving racial diversity, and a fresh wave of COVID-19 prompted layoffs.

In addition, there’s been more drama involving Frontier Communications’ bankruptcy filing. And unexpected changes in channel leadership at Lumen, Windstream, Vonage and VMware had readers talking.

Grab some popcorn and click through the slides below. Revisit the controversies and conflicts that have rocked the channel over the past several months.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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