February 4, 1999 |
MCI WorldCom Inc., the No. 2 U.S. long-distance company, said Wednesday it plans to launch an Internet access service for consumers--a business it was forced to exit last year--and offer local telephone service in New York state. MCI Communications Corp. was forced to sell its Internet business to gain regulatory approval for its $40-billion acquisition by WorldCom Inc. in September.
August 14, 1990 |
A federal judge Monday barred enforcement of the Helms amendment, passed hastily by Congress last year in an attempt to prevent minors from listening to sexually explicit telephone recordings. Saying the law "presents a threat of imminent irreparable harm to First Amendment freedoms," U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. ruled two days before the sweeping law was scheduled to take effect.