December 25, 1997 |
Federal regulators rejected BellSouth Corp.'s bid to break into the $70-billion-a-year long-distance telephone market, saying the Baby Bell hasn't opened its local phone market to competitors. The Federal Communications Commission's denial of BellSouth's application to offer long-distance service to customers in South Carolina was the third time the agency has blocked a Baby Bell from offering long-distance service.
February 11, 1994
Viacom Inc. on Thursday charged that QVC Network Inc., its rival in the bidding war for Paramount Communications Inc., is cheating by attempting to improve its offer before the contest's Monday deadline, and it called on Paramount to take "vigorous action." Viacom noted that QVC has hinted in recent meetings with securities analysts and traders that it might provide guarantees for the price of the stock portion of its Paramount bid.
March 26, 2005 |
BellSouth Corp. and the other big local U.S. telephone carriers won a decision barring states from requiring them to offer stand-alone high-speed Internet service to customers who buy voice service from a competitor. The Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of 3 to 2, approved BellSouth's request to preempt states from imposing such a requirement, stating that it violated federal communications laws and regulations.
February 11, 2003 |
BellSouth Corp. won extension of a court order preventing Vice Chairman Gary Forsee from becoming chief executive of rival telephone company Sprint Corp., with a judge ordering the dispute to be resolved in arbitration. The restraining order against Forsee, obtained by BellSouth in a Georgia court Jan. 31, was extended 30 days by the judge, according to legal documents.
February 21, 2006 |
EarthLink Inc. said Monday that it would offer DirecTV satellite television service in a bundled option in select markets across the United States. The Atlanta-based Internet service provider said the offer would begin by the end of the first quarter. It did not say in which markets the option would be available or offer any pricing details. Atlanta-based BellSouth Corp., the dominant local telephone provider in nine southeastern states, also has a partnership with DirecTV Inc.
September 30, 2000 |
SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. won final regulatory approval to combine their wireless assets and form the second-largest U.S. mobile phone company, which would reach 70% of the nation. The Federal Communications Commission said the new entity won't hurt competition in any market and will give consumers another choice.