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People Then & Now

THEN: U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene was just a few years past presiding over the antitrust suit that broke up the AT&T monopoly. The case was one of Greenes first after being named to the bench. NOW: Judge Greene, who stopped hearing cases in 1998 and died in 2000, always will be remembered […]

Roy A. Wilkens

THEN: Roy A. Wilkens was president of Williams Telecommunications Co. (WilTel) in 1987 and was beginning to be vindicated for his gutsy decision — as president of Williams Pipeline Co. — to use the company’s gas rights of way for fiber-optic telecommunications. The company would do a brisk business in wholesale capacity and would be […]

Fraction of 2005 Debt to be Retired through Asset Sales, Says Expert

The telecommunications industry must pay back a mountain of debt in a few years despite all the bankruptcy restructurings. About $60 billion — one fifth of the industry’s $300 billion debt load — matures in 2005, said Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Managing Director Eric Carlson. Since 1999, 74 companies defaulted on more than $112 […]

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