April 11, 1995 |
Frontier Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire ALC Communications Corp. in a $1.8-billion stock merger that would create the nation's fifth-largest long-distance telephone company. Amid other takeovers and regulatory changes in telecommunications, the companies decided to join forces to better position themselves and compete with the giants--AT&T, MCI, Sprint and LDDS. "Clearly, consolidation of the telecommunications industry has begun and . . .
January 21, 1990 |
An "electronic peephole" that displays the telephone number of incoming calls is worrying defenders of privacy rights and stirring concern on Capitol Hill. But others say the new gadget will short-circuit nuisance calls and will be a boon to law enforcement. The new service is known as Automatic Number Identification, or Caller ID, and is being offered for about $6.50 a month plus another $60 to $80 for a small viewing device that flashes an incoming number before the phone is answered.
July 26, 1994 |
Many foresaw a social revolution two years ago when the sweeping civil rights law called the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect in the nation's larger workplaces. But for people such as Linda Sturgeon, 41, who suffers from disabling muscular dystrophy, freedom from job discrimination remains elusive. Sturgeon says she could not get her old job back last year when--after having worked for her local telephone company in Rochester, N.Y.
March 12, 2002 |
Janet Mahoney has never had to apply for a job since getting out of college 20 years ago. With high-tech positions popping up all over town, companies were wooing her. But as one of the growing number of employees let go by fiber-optic networking company Global Crossing Ltd., which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, the 41-year-old technology executive is finding the job market much different.
December 9, 1993 |
The California Public Utilities Commission late Wednesday proposed throwing open the state's monopolistic local telephone markets to competition within three years as part of a sweeping strategy to thrust the state aggressively into the Information Age. "This report lays out a strategy for taking advantage of new telecommunications technology and bringing that information highway into the classrooms and homes of California," Gov.
December 22, 1994 |
In an action that critics decried as an abdication of responsibility, the California Public Utilities Commission urged telephone and cable companies Wednesday to sit down and negotiate among themselves how they want to open local phone markets to competition by 1997. Beginning Jan. 1, the PUC said, interested parties will have 90 days to work out a settlement on how to implement a free market for local phone services in California.