November 27, 1992 |
AT&T Complaint Targets Rival MCI: American Telephone & Telegraph Co. said it has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate rival MCI Communications Corp.'s deal to provide special cross-border phone services with Canada. AT&T contends that the agreement between MCI and the Stentor consortium of Canada's nine phone companies violates FCC rules by precluding AT&T and other U.S. companies from competing in the same market.
June 13, 1992 |
The government on Friday opened this country's $6.3-billion long-distance telephone market to competition in a decision that could also open the door to American suppliers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled in response to applications from Unitel Communications Inc. of Toronto and BC Rail Telecommunications/Lightel Inc. consortium of Vancouver. The decision to allow competing long-distance services promised to end Bell Canada's century-old monopoly.
June 11, 1992
Having been sickened and outraged by the report of the tragic and unnecessary accident in Temecula involving Border Patrol officers, illegal immigrants and innocent citizens, I am compelled to write this letter. This needless slaughter caused by high-speed chases, by people who are hired to protect us, is absolutely senseless! There have been many such chases recently, some televised, which were potential accidents and certainly put people's lives in jeopardy.
September 27, 1985
Canada's Communications Minister Marcel Masse resigned, the second senior minister to quit Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's embattled Progressive Conservative government this week. Masse stunned the House of Commons when he announced he was stepping down because of a police investigation into his election spending last year. Claiming innocence, he said he was resigning to prevent the investigation from reflecting on the government's integrity.
November 16, 1994 |
TRW Inc. on Thursday announced plans to build and operate a $2-billion satellite telephone system in partnership with Teleglobe Inc. of Canada. Scheduled to begin operation in 1999, the 12-satellite system, known as Odyssey, will provide voice, fax and paging services and will enable a person using a pocket telephone to call anywhere in the world from anywhere in the world. But the two companies face a host of technical, legal and competitive obstacles in building the Odyssey system.
April 21, 1985 |
Discovery landed safely Friday with a senator and six others aboard, but the fiery reentry burned a wing flap and there was extensive breakage of its heat-shield tiles--the worst damage in 16 shuttle missions. In addition, one of the landing gear brakes locked because of a previously unseen type of failure and one 44-inch tire blew up shortly before the ship rolled to a stop. Three others must be replaced.