New Yorkers Beat Back Verizon’s Push to Kill Landlines

Verizon got an earful from a number of groups, but most notably, the fight from the AARP and the senior citizens it represents was likely what convinced Verizon to back away from its pursuit of wireless-only connections.

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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 […]

Regulatory News – State Rulings on SBC 271s Expected This Year

Posted:  03/2000 State Rulings on SBC 271s Expected This Year BY KIM SUNDERLAND SBC has several other Sec. 271 applications pending in the states and hopes to have the majority of them approved this year. "All of our states currently have proceedings before them," says Paul M. Mancini, vice president and assistant general counsel for […]

Bell Atlantic Looks Good to Go

Posted: 12/1999 Bell Atlantic Looks Good to Go By Kim Sunderland In what should clear the runway for Bell Atlantic-New York’s (BANY’s) next takeoff, New York’s top telecom regulator says the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) has met federal competitive conditions in the state and should be approved to provide in-region long distance. But there […]

The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a LongDistance

Posted: 08/1999 The Locals Are Restless: Bells Trudge a Long Distance Kim Sunderland The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) are certain that their ability to provide in-region interLATA (local access and transport area) services is now–all they have to do at this point is hang tough. Bell Atlantic Corp., New York, still is considered the […]

Disconnected? As Florida Gets Tough on Payphone Quality, Owners Wonder Why

Posted: 02/1998 By Charlene O’Hanlon The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it is stepping up inspections and quality assurance within the state’s payphone industry, following a failed spot inspection of about 200 Miami-area payphones. Payphone owners, however, are confused and angered by the PSC’s announcement, citing low consumer complaint rates. The Florida PSC […]

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