Stories by Jennifer Jones

ComNet Features Blizzard of Networking Wares

A Motorola Inc. DSL product and a spate of new tools to better manage network and VOIP (voice-over-IP) Web site enhancements were among the many offerings vendors shoveled out today at a snowy ComNet 2000 conference here.

Enron, Sun to Further Broadband 'Net Service

Utility company-turned-ISP (Internet service provider) Enron Corp. plans to speed up development of its broadband Internet service through an arrangement with Sun Microsystems Inc. that was announced today.

DSL not derailed by AOL-TW merger

Although the America Online-Time Warner merger turned many eyes to the broadband cable access market, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) companies have declared the high-profile union and surrounding publicity a victory for DSL as well.

Internet Tax Software Systems Being Readied

THE ONGOING political battle over whether and how to tax the Internet is fueling a cottage industry: Internet-based software that calculates and attaches to electronic orders all applicable sales tax.

Y2K bug squashed, US officials say

As the first business day of 2000 drew to a close on the US East Coast yesterday, Y2K Czar John Koskinen declared the millennium bug squashed and began pulling up stakes at the government's Y2K command centre.

Y2K Bug Squashed, U.S. Officials Say

As the first business day of 2000 drew to a close on the U.S. East Coast today, Y2K Czar John Koskinen declared the millennium bug squashed and began pulling up stakes at the government's Y2K command center.

All Quiet on the Year-2000 Front

Halfway into the first business day since the millennial date change, year-2000 Czar John Koskinen today had little to report in terms of glitches or outages.

Leap Year Next on List of Y2K Problems

WASHINGTON (01/01/2000) - After U.S. Y2K Czar John Koskinen later this month closes the books on computer problems posed by the millennial date change, he'll turn to the trickier but lesser issue of leap year.

AT&T outage disrupts e-business

AT&T'S major outage of dial-up Internet access last week, which pointed up the fragility of some Internet connectivity methods, may have implications not only for remote workers who rely on WorldNet service, but also for corporate adoption of AT&T's virtual private network offerings.

MCI Worldcom, Sprint make merger intent official

MCI WorldCom and Sprint on Wednesday filed papers with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), opening their potential merger formally to federal scrutiny over whether the union constitutes a telecom monopoly.

Compaq, Cable & Wireless partner on ASP venture

Compaq Computer and Cable & Wireless yesterday announced a partnership in which the two will function together as an application service provider (ASP), offering products and services to small and mid-size businesses.

Survey: Telecom tops Y2K concerns

The vulnerability of telecommunications systems to year 2000 (Y2K) outages topped a list of corporate concerns, a recent poll reported.

WorldCom, Sprint face Senate scrutiny over merger

A panel of lawmakers on Thursday pressed officials from MCI WorldCom and Sprint as to whether their potential dominance over the Internet backbone would lead the company to degrade the Internet-based services offered by competitors.