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Blog Post: What the Biggest Telecom Companies Websites Looked Like at Launch

AT&T Website at LaunchSince its creation in 1990, the World Wide Web has undergone rapid growth and improvement. Along with that growth came website design evolvement. Original websites were not only more capably limited back in the 90’s they also looked different. Much different. A recent post on the GetVoIP.com blog uses the unique, time-traveling resourcefulness of Archive.org’s Wayback Machine to highlight just how different some of the largest telecom companies sites look now compared to when they were first launched. Some of these sites were launched in the early days of the web while others went live only a few years ago. However, each one of them has undergone its own transformation, and they are all sure to do so again and again to keep up with ever-changing internet style.

The author of the post, Reuben Yonatan, is the founder and CEO of GetVoIP, a comprehensive online VoIP shoppers guide featuring service provider comparisons, reviews, and an insightful blog aimed at offering unique guidance and insights to all VoIP shoppers. Feel free to contact them for more info on their services.

Reuben’s idea influenced me to look into the history of the PICS Telecom website. Having been here for over a decade I have seen the website transform, but it is certainly nostalgic to look back at the differences now. Take a look:



PICS Website 1999


PICS Website 2006


PICS Website 2010


PICS Website 2014

How has your website changed? Has it kept pace through the years? Is it due for a fresh look?



1st Quarter 2014 Newsletter: Trips, Revised Line Card & Custom Fiber Install Kits!

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The ITA Show Portland, OR

Telecom, Seminars, and Golf? Oh my!


As March comes around the corner I am looking forward again to this Year’s ITA show in Portland, OR. As a regular attendee I have found the seminars to be insightful, the networking/relationship building awesome, and the 10am Shotgun Golf start to be relaxing and fun.  The OTA (Oregon Telecommunications Association) and WITA (Washington Independent Telecommunications Association) does an outstanding job at servicing the needs of the industry by hosting and facilitating the dynamic exchange of people and information. When you think about it, this dissemination and amalgamation of communications is what telecommunications is all about. Plus there’s GolfJ

This year’s notable speakers will be covering topics ranging from the Google Cloud and the Utilization of Empowering Fiber Networks to ARPU Growth and PON Puzzles.

BASIC SHOW INFORMATION:  ITA Showcase 2013 will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel, on March 6 and 7.  Show hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Hosted luncheon will be provided on both days.  Our vendors are hosting a reception immediately following the first day of the show (from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday).  Seminars will be held on an hourly basis on both days (seminar schedule will be posted on this site after January 15).  Golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. (shotgun start) on Tuesday, March 5.

REGISTRATION:  Showcase 2013 is FREE to representatives from telephone companies, regulatory commissions, government agencies, RUS, PUDs, electric utilities, CLECs, ISPs, CAPs, wireless service providers, interconnects, CATVs, or state telephone associations.  The only people who must pay a $100 Registration fee are NON-EXHIBITING VENDORS to the industry. This fee does not apply to those vendors whose products are being displayed by a distributor.  Although there is no charge for most show participants, we ask that you click on the Attendee Registration link and fill out the registration form with names, titles, phone numbers and addresses of those attending.  This will help us greatly at registration on the days of the show.  (info provided by ITA website)

For more information please visit the site at http://www.itashowcase.org

The ITA Show is coming up fast, I hope to see you there!

ITA Showcase Northwest Invitation


You are cordially invited to come visit us
at our booth at ITA Showcase Northwest,
which will be held on March 6 and 7
at the Holiday Inn/Portland Airport Hotel.

The ITA Showcase is a two-day show which offers over 100 exhibits and 13 seminars from vendors to the Washington and Oregon telecommunications industry. You will find us there in booth number 56. We hope you will be able to come to see us and all the other vendors who will be at this telecom trade show.

As a valued customer of ours, you would not be asked to pay a registration fee to attend this show. However, we suggest that you pre-register in order to save yourself some time (and save show management some stress!) when you arrive at the show.

If you wish to attend ITA Showcase Northwest, you can register online at their website, which is itashowcase.org.

Or you can call the Showcase office at 360-352-8334.

If you have any questions about this show, please feel free to call Bill McAuliffe at 585-746-6383, or e-mail him at bmcauliffe@picstelecom.com – he’ll fill you in on any missing details. Hope to see you at the show!