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FCC Changes Conditions of AT&T-BellSouth Merger, Issues Order

The FCC has revised the special access conditions it imposed on its approval of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger last year. On Monday, the agency released the order finalizing the $84 billion deal. Commissioners had voted for the AT&T-BellSouth combination on Dec. 29 after much back and forth over competition protections. The order included a […]

And Then… There Were Three

THE $85.8 BILLION DEED has been done and the number of regional Bell companies reduced from four to three. The merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. is not the classic monopoly, but the marketplace is really getting to look much more pre-1984 than ever before, says Bill Collier, co-founder of Oasys Solutions Group, a […]

Verizon Sends Invites to 2007 Solutions Partners

Agents were expected to begin receiving invitations to participate in the 2007 Verizon Solutions Partner Program as early as today. The offers, however, do not contain terms and conditions for representing Verizon Business accounts. Jim Smith, a spokesperson for Verizon Communications Inc., said invitations were sent by mail this morning at 1 a.m., so agents […]

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

AT&T-BellSouth Merger Hits Hurdles

WITH THE FCCS APPROVAL of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger in mid-October fraught by last-minute deal-brokering and controversy, agency Chairman Kevin J. Martin canceled consideration of the transaction altogether until November. He said he was responding to concerns voiced by Democratic Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein, although other factors likely came into […]

FCC Cancels October Meeting on Proposed Merger

The FCC on Friday afternoon canceled its meeting to discuss, and most likely vote on, the pending AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger. An FCC spokesman said only that Democratic Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein had requested reviews of the mergers requirements, with Chairman Kevin J. Martin responding in a letter and postponing the […]

FCC Postpones AT&T-BellSouth Vote

The FCC has postponed its consideration of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger until Friday. The agency was scheduled to discuss the matter today at its regular monthly meeting, but analyst reports point out the two Democratic commissioners are balking at the apparent lack of conditions being imposed on the merger. The Department of Justice (DoJ) […]

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 […]

ACA Asks FCC to Enforce DIRECTV Conditions

The American Cable Association (ACA) submitted a letter to the FCC encouraging it to act promptly on the National Cable Television Cooperatives (NCTC) request for assistance with its negotiations with Fox Cable Networks for the Fox regional sports networks (RSNs). As a condition of approving the News Corp.-DIRECTV merger, the FCC allowed any multichannel video […]

FCC Imposes Wholesale Conditions on Megamergers

The FCC has blessed the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc. and the takeover of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc., but not without levying several wholesale conditions to which the companies all must adhere. Despite their opposition to the mergers, CLECs did win some tradeoffs thanks to Democratic commissioners. FCC Chairman Kevin […]

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