Tiptoeing Back Into Telecom

Burns, Mairin
May 2003
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/5/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 18, p15
Trade Publication
As the telecommunication bubble burst, billions of dollars poured into start-ups went up in smoke, leaving venture capitalists (VCs) swearing never to invest in the sector again.But these firms, which raised huge pools of capital in the last couple of years, can't sit on their cash forever.And with the alternatives still so limited, young telecom companies know that if they can demonstrate that they had restraint during the boom, they can reel the VCs back in. Orlando, Florida-based telecom services provider FDN Communications (formerly Florida Digital Network), raised 20.2 million dollars from three VCs in April 2003.


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