Stories by Denise Pappalardo and John Dix

GTE Internetworking May Soon Be Flying Solo

While GTE Internetworking's parent company GTE Corp. works out the details of its planned merger with Bell Atlantic, the ISP is considering the advantages of going it alone. GTE Internetworking President Paul Gudonis recently spoke with Senior Editor Denise Pappalardo and Editor in Chief John Dix about the chances of getting spun off and the ISP's role going forward.

Teligent's Mandl Sizes Up a Tough Market

Teligent Inc., a national facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), launched its first offerings just 16 months ago with Chairman and CEO Alex Mandl at the helm. Mandl started Teligent in 1996 after a five-year stint with AT&T, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Today, Teligent offers service in 40 markets and has more than 10,000 customers. Mandl recently talked with Network World Senior Editor Denise Pappalardo and Editor in Chief John Dix about what it takes to be competitive in today's vibrant market.