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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1994
Southwestern Bell Corp., in the first challenge by one regional telephone company to another's traditional monopoly on local service, asked the state for permission yesterday to compete with Bell Atlantic Corp. for residential customers in Montgomery County.Southwestern Bell's application to the Maryland Public Service Commission appears to have a good chance for approval, because the PSC has previously signaled that it wants to jump-start competition in the local telephone market. Last month, the PSC became the third state regulatory body in the country to allow direct competition in the local business market as it approved a petition from MFS Communications.
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By MIKE HUGHLETT and MIKE HUGHLETT,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 28, 2005
CHICAGO -- With its purchase of AT&T Corp. nearing final approval, SBC Communications Inc. said yesterday that it will adopt the AT&T name, a brand steeped in historic glory but one that also carries some baggage. San Antonio-based SBC, one of the nation's largest phone companies, is buying long-distance provider AT&T in a $16 billion deal that was approved yesterday by the Justice Department, which also gave its blessing to Verizon Communications Inc.'s $8.44 billion purchase of MCI Inc. For both deals combined, regulators required the divestiture of some fiber-optic lines in 19 metro areas.
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BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | November 8, 1991
Southwestern Bell has severed its relationship with "The One Book," the yellow pages directory distributed in Maryland, Washington and Northern Virginia.Julia Kearney, a spokeswoman for St. Louis-based Southwestern Bell, said yesterday that the regional phone company has not been associated with The One Book since Oct. 24.Southwestern Bell sold its interests in the directory to Donnelley Directory, its partner in Venture One, publisher of the book, she said.Ms. Kearney said that Southwestern Bell decided to withdraw from the project because it "no longer fit with our long-term objectives."
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1996
Digex Inc. landed a multimillion-dollar contract to help the Bell phone company serving Texas launch its private-label Internet service, the Beltsville company said yesterday.Digex got its chance because SBC Communications Inc., formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp., is not yet allowed to handle long-distance calls within the states where it has traditionally monopolized local telephone service.Instead, SBC will move its customers' Internet transmissions over its own network if they only involve connecting computers within a local calling area, Digex director of product management Dave Dobel said.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994
Thomson-Sun Microsystems firmThomson Consumer Electronics and Sun Microsystems Inc. said yesterday that they would form a company to sell equipment to enhance telephone and cable networks and services.Executives said they will have an advantage over competitors because, instead of individual products, they will present a menu ranging from so-called "servers" that go in a carrier's main office to set-top boxes that work on home TVs.The two companies declined to disclose financial terms or estimate when they would have products ready.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1996
Digex Inc. landed a multimillion-dollar contract to help the Bell phone company serving Texas launch its private-label Internet service, the Beltsville company said yesterday.Digex got its chance because SBC Communications Inc., formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp., is not yet allowed to handle long-distance calls within the states where it has traditionally monopolized local telephone service.Instead, SBC will move its customers' Internet transmissions over its own network if they only involve connecting computers within a local calling area, Digex director of product management Dave Dobel said.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Taking a leap into the new world of unlimited-channel television, Bell Atlantic announced plans yesterday to offer TV programs over its phone lines in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington as early as next September.Besides being the first commercial offering of television programs over existing phone lines, Bell Atlantic's move will bring about the first head-to-head clash of Baby Bell companies in the arena of video services.Its rival will be Southwestern Bell, the San Antonio-based telephone company that announced last February that it would buy two cable companies in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia -- both within Bell Atlantic's local exchange territory.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1995
Mexican stocks rallyThe Mexican stock market staged another modest rally yesterday, but most investors were more preoccupied with today's scheduled auction of $300 million in government bonds, which will be widely interpreted as a gauge of confidence in Mexico's ability to recover from its economic crisis.The Mexican market's price index rose 1.19 percent yesterday, closing at 2,243. Partly on fears of low demand at the tesebono auction, the peso lost about 3 percent of its value against the dollar.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | November 17, 1994
The day when Maryland consumers will be able to choose between competing telephone companies for local residential service has apparently been postponed -- perhaps indefinitely.The Montgomery County cable venture owned by the former Southwestern Bell asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay December hearings on its application to provide residential telephone service in competition with Bell Atlantic Corp.SBC Media Ventures, the cable subsidiary of the recently renamed SBC Communications, told the commission that it would prefer to put its application on hold while the PSC determines the cost of connecting with the Bell Atlantic network.
BUSINESS
By Boston Globe | July 7, 1994
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of long-distance companies including AT&T, Sprint and MCI vowed yesterday to fight the four Bell operating companies that are trying to enter the long-distance and telecommunications manufacturing arena."
BUSINESS
August 24, 1995
Cellular name game in SouthwestBell Atlantic Corp., which competes vigorously with Cellular One in the Baltimore-Washington area, has renamed Bell Atlantic Mobile as Cellular One in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the Philadelphia-based phone company announced. Cellular One is a national brand-name alliance used by multiple providers of cellular telephone services, including SBC Communications Corp. -- formerly Southwestern Bell -- in Baltimore-Washington.The systems now served by Bell Atlantic Mobile that will adopt the Cellular One name serve such markets as Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Casa Grande in Arizona, and Albuquerque and Las Cruces in New Mexico, as well as El Paso, Texas.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1995
Mexican stocks rallyThe Mexican stock market staged another modest rally yesterday, but most investors were more preoccupied with today's scheduled auction of $300 million in government bonds, which will be widely interpreted as a gauge of confidence in Mexico's ability to recover from its economic crisis.The Mexican market's price index rose 1.19 percent yesterday, closing at 2,243. Partly on fears of low demand at the tesebono auction, the peso lost about 3 percent of its value against the dollar.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | November 17, 1994
The day when Maryland consumers will be able to choose between competing telephone companies for local residential service has apparently been postponed -- perhaps indefinitely.The Montgomery County cable venture owned by the former Southwestern Bell asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay December hearings on its application to provide residential telephone service in competition with Bell Atlantic Corp.SBC Media Ventures, the cable subsidiary of the recently renamed SBC Communications, told the commission that it would prefer to put its application on hold while the PSC determines the cost of connecting with the Bell Atlantic network.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994
Thomson-Sun Microsystems firmThomson Consumer Electronics and Sun Microsystems Inc. said yesterday that they would form a company to sell equipment to enhance telephone and cable networks and services.Executives said they will have an advantage over competitors because, instead of individual products, they will present a menu ranging from so-called "servers" that go in a carrier's main office to set-top boxes that work on home TVs.The two companies declined to disclose financial terms or estimate when they would have products ready.
BUSINESS
By Boston Globe | July 7, 1994
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of long-distance companies including AT&T, Sprint and MCI vowed yesterday to fight the four Bell operating companies that are trying to enter the long-distance and telecommunications manufacturing arena."
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1994
Southwestern Bell Corp., in the first challenge by one regional telephone company to another's traditional monopoly on local service, asked the state for permission yesterday to compete with Bell Atlantic Corp. for residential customers in Montgomery County.Southwestern Bell's application to the Maryland Public Service Commission appears to have a good chance for approval, because the PSC has previously signaled that it wants to jump-start competition in the local telephone market. Last month, the PSC became the third state regulatory body in the country to allow direct competition in the local business market as it approved a petition from MFS Communications.
BUSINESS
By MIKE HUGHLETT and MIKE HUGHLETT,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 28, 2005
CHICAGO -- With its purchase of AT&T Corp. nearing final approval, SBC Communications Inc. said yesterday that it will adopt the AT&T name, a brand steeped in historic glory but one that also carries some baggage. San Antonio-based SBC, one of the nation's largest phone companies, is buying long-distance provider AT&T in a $16 billion deal that was approved yesterday by the Justice Department, which also gave its blessing to Verizon Communications Inc.'s $8.44 billion purchase of MCI Inc. For both deals combined, regulators required the divestiture of some fiber-optic lines in 19 metro areas.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1995
Cellular name game in SouthwestBell Atlantic Corp., which competes vigorously with Cellular One in the Baltimore-Washington area, has renamed Bell Atlantic Mobile as Cellular One in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the Philadelphia-based phone company announced. Cellular One is a national brand-name alliance used by multiple providers of cellular telephone services, including SBC Communications Corp. -- formerly Southwestern Bell -- in Baltimore-Washington.The systems now served by Bell Atlantic Mobile that will adopt the Cellular One name serve such markets as Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Casa Grande in Arizona, and Albuquerque and Las Cruces in New Mexico, as well as El Paso, Texas.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1994
The much-touted convergence of the telephone and cable television industries turned into mutual repulsion yesterday as a second giant telecommunications partnership announced in 1993 foundered on the economic realities of 1994.Southwestern Bell Corp., which announced last fall that it would form a $4.9 billion cable TV partnership with Cox Cable Communications, called off the deal yesterday. Following the lead of Bell Atlantic Corp. and Tele-Communications Inc., which scuttled their $30 million merger agreement in February, Southwestern and Cox blamed the Federal Communications Commission.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Taking a leap into the new world of unlimited-channel television, Bell Atlantic announced plans yesterday to offer TV programs over its phone lines in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington as early as next September.Besides being the first commercial offering of television programs over existing phone lines, Bell Atlantic's move will bring about the first head-to-head clash of Baby Bell companies in the arena of video services.Its rival will be Southwestern Bell, the San Antonio-based telephone company that announced last February that it would buy two cable companies in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia -- both within Bell Atlantic's local exchange territory.
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