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FCC Approves Long-Awaited AT&T-BellSouth Merger

After months of internal wrangling and false starts, the FCC late Friday unanimously approved the $84 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Democratic Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein said in separate statements that they finally agreed to the transaction once AT&T provided more conditions in the public interest. They noted they still […]

DoJ Approves AT&T-BellSouth Merger, Without Conditions

The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday approved the $67 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Tomorrow, the FCC is expected to do the same. The DoJ did not impose any conditions on the combination, and it was not known whether the FCC would follow suit. “The presence of other competitors, changing regulatory […]

NENA Approves i2 VoIP Architecture for E911

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) board of directors has approved the NENA Interim VoIP Architecture for Enhanced 911 Services, known as i2. This is NENA’s first major standard on the VoIP and enhanced 911 (E911) system interface. The i2 standard is regarded as an interim system enabling VoIP service providers to deliver E911 service […]

Calif. PUC Approves Megamergers, ‘New AT&T’ Launches

California regulators today approved the $8.4 billion merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc., and the $16 billion takeover of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc., but not without imposing some conditions. The consent was the last in a series of required steps for the mergers to go through, and SBC said the approval […]

TIA Elects New Board Members, Approves Charter for Communications Research Division

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board of Directors elected two new board members at its Nov. 7 meeting. The new members Robert J. Casamento, principal vice president and general manager of Bechtel North America Telecommunications, and Tim Krause, senior vice president for Alcatel North America Marketing will assume unfulfilled seats on the board. We are […]

Arizona Corporation Commission Approves SBC-AT&T Merger

The Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday approved the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. The step completes regulatory reviews in 35 of 36 states with clearance processes. The merger is expected to close later this year.

Ohio PUC Approves SBC-AT&T Merger

Ohios Public Utilities Commission today approved SBC Communications Inc.s takeover of AT&T Corp. The Arizona Corporation Commission also is expected to act on the merger today and the California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Nov. 18. Ohio PUC commissioners decided the merger is entirely consistent with the thrust of telecommunications […]

Megamergers a Go: FCC Approves Verizon-MCI, SBC-AT&T Combinations

The FCC today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. and the SBC Communications Inc. takeover of AT&T Corp. The Department of Justice late last week also gave the transactions its stamp of approval; todays FCC approval clears the way for the four companies to complete the deals. The FCC was scheduled […]

European Commission Approves Verizon-MCI Merger

European regulators today approved the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The $8.4 billion transaction has yet to be approved in the United States, although MCI shareholders yesterday gave their thumbs-up to the deal. The European Commission determined the deal will not harm competition in the region. Verizon and MCI issued a joint […]

New York PSC Approves SBC, AT&T Merger

The New York State Public Service Commission yesterday voted unanimously to approve the proposed merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. The vote also applies to the companies subsidiaries that are certified to provide telecommunications services in New York State. The merger will not change the rates, terms or conditions of services currently provided […]

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