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May 13, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Earl W. Comstock, an influential Republican and telecommunications expert, will take charge of a newly reorganized trade group of rivals to the regional telephone giants. Industry association CompTel/ALTS said Thursday that Comstock, a partner in a Washington law firm, would start as president and chief executive June 1. Comstock had been considered a top prospect to take a seat on the Federal Communications Commission before he withdrew last month.
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May 13, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Earl W. Comstock, an influential Republican and telecommunications expert, will take charge of a newly reorganized trade group of rivals to the regional telephone giants. Industry association CompTel/ALTS said Thursday that Comstock, a partner in a Washington law firm, would start as president and chief executive June 1. Comstock had been considered a top prospect to take a seat on the Federal Communications Commission before he withdrew last month.
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January 22, 2005 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Before his appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin J. Martin worked for the Bush-Cheney transition team. Now the speculation is that the president may help Martin himself transition into a new job: chairman of the FCC. With the announcement of Chairman Michael K. Powell's long-expected resignation, Martin is believed to top a short list of candidates that also includes Bush allies Pat Wood and Rebecca A. Klein.
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December 26, 2006 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
More than 22 years after the federal government broke up the AT&T phone monopoly, Ma Bell's family is getting back together. With its $84.5-billion plan to buy BellSouth Corp., AT&T Inc. stands poised to reassemble much of the old network that controlled how America communicated. AT&T would end up managing more than a third of the nation's land lines and dominating local service in California and 21 other states.
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