Bell-Friendly Policy Rewrite to Face Critics

Intensifying support for telecom policy reform in Washington points to a sweeping revision of the rules that could go well beyond what the courts and the FCC have done previously to strengthen the competitive positions of the largest players. In both houses of Congress, leaders on telecom policy are pushing legislation that in effect rewrites […]

Verizon DSL Purchases Raise Money for Operation Home Delivery

Verizon Communications Inc. said today it is supporting Operation Home Delivery, a project recently launched by Habitat for Humanity to help replace homes damaged or destroyed in the Gulf Coast hurricanes.  The company will donate $1 for every Verizon Business DSL line ordered between now and the end of the year.[W]e are providing resources to […]

Telcos, Cablecos Aid Disaster Relief Efforts

Dozens of telecom and cable companies are mobilizing to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, ranging from suspending bill-pay requirements to donating financial aid and communications equipment. For example, cable provider Cox Communications said today it is suspending billing from Aug. 29 until services are restored for customers in the New Orleans area. Cox’s first […]

Telecom, IT Companies Aid Tsunami-Stricken Countries

As governments confront the destruction from the Dec. 26 tsunami in Indonesia, the private sector is stepping in to talk about developing alert systems that could save thousands or millions of lives. Companies also are extending the use of their technologies and raising money for relief and humanitarian aid. On the alert front, San Diego-based […]

FCC Preserves UNE-P, Gives Bell Relief on Broadband

In a triumph for the competitive telecommunications industry, the FCC upheld local telephone regulations today that have emboldened companies to invade the once-indomitable turf of the four Bells. But the FCC also granted the ILECs regulatory relief in the broadband market, absolving them from requirements to make available to competitors fiber loops to the home […]

When it Rains, it Pours

Posted: 2/2003 When it Rains, it Pours Within a week (the week before Christmas no less), BellSouth announced it had been cleared to provide in-region long-distance services in its entire territory, Qwest got the OK to do so in nine of its 13 states and SBC got approval in California. The pace at which the […]

Countdown: Bells Gain Ground inLong-Distance War

Posted: 2/2003 Countdown: Bells Gain Ground in Long-Distance War By Josh Long THE LONG-STANDING WAR TO CONQUER long-distance customers is about to climax. The Bells are ready to invade the turf dominated by AT&T Corp., WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. The four Bell operators have been granted federal authorization to provide voice and data long-distance […]

Comcast Deal Gives AT&T Debt Relief

The official sale Monday of its cable unit leaves telephone titan AT&T Corp. with a stronger balance sheet and the opportunity to focus on its lucrative business unit and struggling consumer segment, Wall Street analysts say. AT&T yesterday officially closed the sale of its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, to Comcast Corp. The nearly $30 billion […]

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