October 6, 2004 |
AT&T Corp. is testing Linux software as a replacement for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, which runs the 70,000 personal computers used by its employees. A decision by AT&T to abandon Windows would be Microsoft's biggest loss to the 13-year-old Linux system. A surge in viruses and efforts to cut costs have driven customers to look for alternatives to Windows, which dominates the $10-billion market for PC operating systems.
January 28, 2003 |
AT&T Corp., the largest U.S. long-distance telephone company, had the outlook on its credit rating cut to "negative" by Standard & Poor's, which cited a drop in revenue from business customers. S&P reduced the outlook on $22.6 billion of AT&T debt from "stable," indicating the next move in the rating, though not imminent, would be lower. AT&T shares fell 26 cents to $19.38 on the NYSE.
July 26, 2005 |
California antitrust enforcers said SBC Communications Inc.'s proposed $16-billion purchase of AT&T Corp. was unlikely to harm competition for most products. In an advisory opinion filed Friday with state regulators, which are reviewing the transaction, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer recommended only one condition of approval: a one-year pricing freeze for some high-capacity phone and data lines purchased from AT&T by competing telecommunications companies.
September 6, 2003 |
WorldCom Inc. said it had found no evidence to support allegations made by its biggest competitor, AT&T Corp., that the company illegally routed calls to avoid paying fees. Three days before a court hearing on WorldCom's plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection next month, the company is fending off allegations from competitors that it avoided paying to use local phone networks.