June 16, 1995 |
The Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the nation's 61-year-old telecommunications laws Thursday. A similar measure is expected to be voted on next month in the House. Both bills are designed to remove regulations and spur competition among local and long-distance telephone companies and cable TV operators. But significant differences between the two versions remain and must be resolved before a final bill is sent to President Clinton.
April 2, 1996 |
While nearly everyone agrees that a combination of old and new technologies will deliver a plethora of advanced services, each player has its own plan to do it. A look at the technologies competing to serve up everything from interactive television to two-way paging, and which companies are backing them: Cellular The most popular form of wireless calling involves dividing a region into cells, each served by its own antenna.
August 2, 1990 |
The United States and Japan forged an agreement Wednesday to open the Japanese market to further inroads by U.S. telecommunications firms. The detailed pact, based on a March 30 accord that helped Japan avoid the threat of U.S. trade sanctions, is designed to allow foreign manufacturers to provide sophisticated international telecommunications services and equipment in the largely closed Japanese market. Negotiators faced an Aug. 1 deadline for reaching the final agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1994 |
Thousand Oaks will soon boast the state's first telecommunications test center, a high-tech research facility that will offer residents the chance to consult doctors, question teachers or train employees simply by tapping a few computer keystrokes. In a pilot project administered by Caltrans, the federal government will put up $1.2 million for an Advanced Telecommunication Center designed to evaluate the practical applications of emerging technology.
February 10, 1994
Satellite Technology Management Inc. said Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent with a subsidiary of Spain's telephone company, Telefonica de Espana, to establish an international satellite-based telecommunications service. Satellite Technology manufactures communications products, such as satellite dishes, that are installed in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Far East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1998
The draft of the city's telecommunications master plan, which is intended to guide municipal telecommunications development for the next five years, is available for public comment through April 13. Two of the plan's central goals are to create a network linking the city's governmental and educational institutions and to ensure residents' universal access to telecommunication services, said Kate Vernez, senior management analyst for the city.
July 23, 1988 |
Computer hackers have replaced the clarinet duos that once fooled the Bell System into opening its long-distance network to freeloaders, but the computerization of telecommunications has increased the potential danger of such malicious mischief to national security, industry experts said Friday. "What is happening is kind of a continuing escalation of these problems," said Donn B. Parker, a senior management consultant at SRI International who has written extensively on computer crime.
August 6, 1987 |
A standoff between two influential government officials over a proposed $4.5-billion federal telecommunications network is threatening to unravel one of the largest contracts ever put out for bids by the U.S. government, according to government sources. The two officials, Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.), chairman of the House government operations committee, and Terence C.
June 22, 1993 |
Taking advantage of inexpensive engineering talent in the former Soviet Union, Rockwell International Corp. has opened a telecommunications technical center in Moscow in partnership with a Silicon Valley firm. Rockwell said the center will employ 12 engineers who will do research in various fields of telecommunications design. Rockwell's telecommunications businesses include making sophisticated switching devices for communications networks and modem chips for personal computers.
November 4, 1993 |
Glance up from practically any city street and you'll spot dozens of little Sony, Maxell and Fujitsu satellite dishes perched on rooftops and peeking through laundry lines. Within a few short years, direct broadcast satellite television in Japan has grown into a cozy little multibillion-yen industry. America doesn't have a video business quite like it.