Channel Partners

December 1, 2000

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Wholesale: Briefs

Posted: 12/2000


* Universal Access Inc. (
has entered into an agreement to manage and deploy the network infrastructure to
support the broadband transport and content services for Atlanta-based NetRail
Inc. ( Terms of the
relationship were not disclosed.

As a carrier-neutral service provider, Universal Access will provide NetRail
with provisioning, installation and maintenance of high-capacity circuits. In
addition, NetRail will have the backing of Universal Access’ Universal
Information Exchange (UIX) databases, which offer circuit routing and redundancy

* USIntellicom (,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Dual Point Communications (
, formerly Pre-Cell Solutions Inc.), has been chosen to provide prepaid wireless
communications services for the Unified Signal Holding Inc. (
wholesale platform, which enables resellers and agents to become a privately
branded, nationwide communications service provider.

"There is incredible demand in the marketplace from consumers and
channels of distribution for effective back office and unified billing
services," says chairman and CEO Paris Holt. "With the help of
companies like USIntellicom, we are able to offer our clients one nationwide
operating and pricing platform for services of many of the leading
facilities-based carriers.

* Pac-West Telecomm Inc. (
signed a multiyear service agreement with dotNow! (,
a provider of free Internet access throughout the United States and Canada, to
supply local access ports, modems, and Internet backbone to dotNow! through its
managed modem service.

By aggregating its incoming calls into Pac-West SuperPOPs, dotNow! can expand
its coverage area and provide users with access to the Internet through a local
call, while reducing its equipment and trunk costs, says Kevin Maginnis,
Pac-West’s vice president of sales for wholesale markets.

* The network unit of Williams Commu- nications (
has completed a $41.1 million agreement, as valued over the contract term, to
sell fiber and services on its nationwide fiber optic network to Dominion
Telecom (, a
subsidiary of Dominion, the nation’s largest natural gas and electric company.

Under the terms of the 20-year agreement, Dominion Telecom will utilize more
than 6,000 fiber miles between Cleveland and New York; Albany, N.Y., and Boston;
Boston and New York; and New York and Washington, D.C. Williams will also
provide Dominion Telecom with fiber maintenance and collocation services for the
length of the contract. The agreement also calls for Williams to be a preferred
provider of off-network services.

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