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All telecommunication providers and wholesalers have to pay a contributory surcharge to the Universal Service Fund (USF). The cost of this subsidy is typically passed onto the end consumer, much the same was as how a sales tax is only applied to the end good and paid by the consumer.

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There has been a recent surge in Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in the Telecommunications industry. You have likely seen many of the announcements yourself. You might also be asking what this activity means for you and your business.

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Is your network speed and performance not exactly what you thought it would be? People often refer to the speed of their connection by stating what their bandwidth is. But that’s not all that goes into the speed and performance of a data network. You also need to look at your latency.

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Today, we’re pleased to publish an interview with Chris Palermo, GCN’s President, Founder, and CEO. Here, he helps to shed light on how GCN got started, what makes our company unique, and how we’ve kept innovation, service, and objectivity at the center of our business since GCN’s inception 19 years ago.

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DIA (Dedicated Internet Access) is much different from Broadband service. For starters, it is truly built for business and backed up by enforceable Service Level Agreements. But the difference also lies in how DIA delivers Internet services to end users.

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For many people, cost is a main deciding factor when it comes to choosing between two services or products. Customers choosing between DIA and Broadband Internet service are no different. They want to maximize their dollar, and they often want the most service for the least amount of money. But as we’ve discovered over the years as a telecommunications consulting agency, the more expensive product might be far more valuable for a particular company. Many times, it’s worth that extra cost.

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Global Communication Networks, Inc. is pleased to announce our inclusion on the Inc. 5000 List of the fast-growing companies in America. This is our third appearance on the list since 2011. Recognizing our impressive revenue and 55% 3-year growth, this award is a testament to our exceptional clients, our hard-working team, and our 150+ technology […]

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As a continuation from Part One of my Private Line Options blog post, I want to discuss Ethernet, E-Line, and similar options. An Ethernet Private Line (EPL) has been the standard among carriers for years. It is typically built with a standard Ring topology. You will have a primary and a secondary route. The secondary [...]
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ethernet and e-line

// You might not think that this question has anything to with global communication and the telecom industry. Yet some might argue that it has everything to do with your professional endeavors. But first, consider the different types of pain that we experience as human beings. There is somatic pain, which we feel in the [...]
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I want my production environment here to have connectivity to my Disaster Recovery site over there. Seems easy enough, but things rarely are in today’s telecommunications market and this is no exception. Connecting Location A to Location Z is not what it used to be and is not the quick decision that many IT professionals would probably like it to be. There are a few different products lines and within those product lines there are a few different options depending on your specific business need and budget. I will review today’s three most prominent Point to Point options.
Before you look at carrier products and ask for quotes you need to know several pieces of information about your project so that we can find the right solution for you. Here is a quick form with the basics that may help.

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