Technology >> CEO Interviews >> October 19, 2000

Royce Holland – Allegiance Telecom Inc (algx)

ROYCE HOLLAND is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allegiance Telecom, Inc., a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Prior to co-founding Allegiance, he was President and one of several co-founders of MFS Communications Company, Inc. Mr. Holland is Chairman Emeritus of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS), an organization dedicated to opening telecom markets to competition. In January 1993, he was appointed by President George Bush to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Holland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Profile
TWST: Could you give us a brief overview of Allegiance Telecom?

Mr. Holland: The company started in late 1997, and it was specifically

designed to take advantage of three things. One was the