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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, one of the emerging competitors in Maryland's local telephone market, will hold talks with Bell Atlantic next week in an effort to resolve the thorny issues governing the interconnection, a TCG executive said yesterday."
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By Mark Ribbing | February 7, 1999
AFTER American Telephone & Telegraph Co. was broken up in 1984, it struggled to redefine itself. The nation's largest long-distance company was challenged by new rivals, stymied by rapid technological change and haunted by its own poor strategic decisions.Now, under Chairman and Chief Executive Officer C. Michael Armstrong, AT&T Corp. is waging a comeback, entering new markets through partnerships with such firms as British Telecommunications PLC and through acquisitions of companies like local telephone provider Teleport Communications Group Inc. (TCG)
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BUSINESS
December 7, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, a new challenger to Bell Atlantic Corp. in the local telephone business, is offering free international telephone calls as Christmas presents to Baltimore-area senior citizens.Larry Bugden, TCG's general manager for Maryland, said 30 minutes of free calling will be available to anyone over age 60 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the company's 25 S. Charles St. office.The TCG executive said the company stages the promotion each year in markets in which it does business.
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1998
AT&T, the nation's top long-distance telephone company, made its boldest move yet to enter the $100 billion local-service market, announcing yesterday that it has agreed to merge with Teleport Communications Group Inc., a local-service provider.The all-stock merger, valued at $11.3 billion, was approved yesterday by the boards of both companies. The deal still must receive regulatory approval and is expected to be completed by late 1998.Like other major phone companies, New York-based AT&T seeks to offer both local and long-distance service to customers.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1996
Teleport Communications Group, one of several companies moving to challenge Bell Atlantic Corp.'s grip on the local telephone market, will unveil plans today to spend $18 million to expand its telephone network in Maryland over the next two years.Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke are expected to be on hand for a news conference as TCG outlines plans to move its East Coast and Baltimore-Washington regional offices to Maryland, bringing up to 50 jobs to the state.Larry Bugden, TCG's regional vice president and general manager, said both the expansion and the relocation were influenced by Maryland's pro-competition regulatory policies.
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1998
AT&T, the nation's top long-distance telephone company, made its boldest move yet to enter the $100 billion local-service market, announcing yesterday that it has agreed to merge with Teleport Communications Group Inc., a local-service provider.The all-stock merger, valued at $11.3 billion, was approved yesterday by the boards of both companies. The deal still must receive regulatory approval and is expected to be completed by late 1998.Like other major phone companies, New York-based AT&T seeks to offer both local and long-distance service to customers.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1995
An aspiring rival to Bell Atlantic Corp. is contending that the Maryland Public Service Commission jumped the gun when it partially deregulated Bell Atlantic's pricing of services for large business customers.Teleport Communications Group told the PSC in a filing Thursday that its March decision to let Bell Atlantic offer preferred rates to such customers could defeat the agency's stated goal of a robust, competitive market. The New York-based telephone company urged the commissioners to set aside the decision and hold full-scale evidentiary hearings on the issue.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, an upstart telephone company owned by some of the largest players in the cable television industry, is seriously considering an application to provide residential phone service in Maryland in competition with Bell Atlantic Corp., a senior TCG executive has confirmed.Robert Atkinson, TCG's senior vice president for regulatory affairs, confirmed last week that the New York-based company had recently written a letter asking the Maryland Public Service Commission whether a recent decision allowing competition in the local market for business phone services also applied to homes.
BUSINESS
By Mark Ribbing | February 7, 1999
AFTER American Telephone & Telegraph Co. was broken up in 1984, it struggled to redefine itself. The nation's largest long-distance company was challenged by new rivals, stymied by rapid technological change and haunted by its own poor strategic decisions.Now, under Chairman and Chief Executive Officer C. Michael Armstrong, AT&T Corp. is waging a comeback, entering new markets through partnerships with such firms as British Telecommunications PLC and through acquisitions of companies like local telephone provider Teleport Communications Group Inc. (TCG)
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
There are right-to-work states and right-turn-on-red states. Maryland is becoming the "Rights 'R' Us" State.Delighted by the estimated $32 million in freebies it has received for letting two telecommunications companies bury fiber-optic cable along a 67-mile stretch of highway, Maryland is putting its entire inventory of rights of way on the market.In a bid solicitation published in this week's Maryland Contract Weekly, the Department of General Services invited a wide range of telecommunications companies to make offers for about 800 miles of rights of way running from Garrett County to Ocean City and from the Delaware state line to St. Mary's County.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1996
Teleport Communications Group, one of several companies moving to challenge Bell Atlantic Corp.'s grip on the local telephone market, will unveil plans today to spend $18 million to expand its telephone network in Maryland over the next two years.Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke are expected to be on hand for a news conference as TCG outlines plans to move its East Coast and Baltimore-Washington regional offices to Maryland, bringing up to 50 jobs to the state.Larry Bugden, TCG's regional vice president and general manager, said both the expansion and the relocation were influenced by Maryland's pro-competition regulatory policies.
BUSINESS
December 7, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, a new challenger to Bell Atlantic Corp. in the local telephone business, is offering free international telephone calls as Christmas presents to Baltimore-area senior citizens.Larry Bugden, TCG's general manager for Maryland, said 30 minutes of free calling will be available to anyone over age 60 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the company's 25 S. Charles St. office.The TCG executive said the company stages the promotion each year in markets in which it does business.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 25, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, one of the emerging competitors in Maryland's local telephone market, will hold talks with Bell Atlantic next week in an effort to resolve the thorny issues governing the interconnection, a TCG executive said yesterday."
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1995
An aspiring rival to Bell Atlantic Corp. is contending that the Maryland Public Service Commission jumped the gun when it partially deregulated Bell Atlantic's pricing of services for large business customers.Teleport Communications Group told the PSC in a filing Thursday that its March decision to let Bell Atlantic offer preferred rates to such customers could defeat the agency's stated goal of a robust, competitive market. The New York-based telephone company urged the commissioners to set aside the decision and hold full-scale evidentiary hearings on the issue.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
Teleport Communications Group, an upstart telephone company owned by some of the largest players in the cable television industry, is seriously considering an application to provide residential phone service in Maryland in competition with Bell Atlantic Corp., a senior TCG executive has confirmed.Robert Atkinson, TCG's senior vice president for regulatory affairs, confirmed last week that the New York-based company had recently written a letter asking the Maryland Public Service Commission whether a recent decision allowing competition in the local market for business phone services also applied to homes.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
There are right-to-work states and right-turn-on-red states. Maryland is becoming the "Rights 'R' Us" State.Delighted by the estimated $32 million in freebies it has received for letting two telecommunications companies bury fiber-optic cable along a 67-mile stretch of highway, Maryland is putting its entire inventory of rights of way on the market.In a bid solicitation published in this week's Maryland Contract Weekly, the Department of General Services invited a wide range of telecommunications companies to make offers for about 800 miles of rights of way running from Garrett County to Ocean City and from the Delaware state line to St. Mary's County.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1995
Darnell Harrington is helping to rewire Maryland for the 21st century.A big, brawny man, he stood one recent Friday on Shawan Road near Interstate 83, a flexible orange plastic tube looped around his waist. Through that tube snaked yard after yard of thick black cable made up of 60 glass strands -- each capable of carrying vast streams of voice, video and data from Hunt Valley to the world outside.It was another day, another mile for Mr. Harrington and the rest of the crew from Baltimore-based CableCo, one of dozens of companies that are building a vast new communications infrastructure for Maryland.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1994
Teleport seeks Baltimore marketTeleport Communications Group, a Staten Island, N.Y., company, has asked the state Public Service Commission for permission to provide local phone service for Baltimore-area businesses.Larry Bugden, vice president and general manager of TCG's Baltimore office, said the company seeks to offer businesses local telephone and telecommunications services beginning in the Baltimore area, then branch out through the state.Two other companies, MCI Communications and MFS Communications Co. Inc., of Omaha, Neb., also have applied with the PSC for authority to compete with Bell Atlantic Corp.
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