January 24, 1990 |
The International Trade Commission has ruled that certain South Korean telephone equipment being sold on the U.S. market at less than cost was injuring American firms, paving the way for the imposition of duties on shipments. The vote cast on Monday was tied at 3-3, but the commission voted in favor of the plaintiffs, American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and Comdial Corp., based in Charlottesville, Va.
October 12, 1989 |
The Commerce Department issued a final ruling Wednesday that Japan and Taiwan were "dumping" some telephone equipment on the U.S. market, paving the way for possible permanent import duties. The department issued a preliminary dumping ruling July 27. It said small business telephone systems and some components were being sold at far less than fair value. It began assessing temporary anti-dumping duties in July and those would be made permanent if the International Trade Commission, a U.S.
July 1, 1989 |
Dennis Love, an entrepreneur who claimed that Pacific Bell sabotaged his competing telephone equipment repair business by mishandling his ads, has thrown in the towel. "We will finish the appointments we have made but will not be accepting any new ones," Love said from his office in the Marin County town of Novato. Love's firm, Extension Connection, encountered advertising problems with Pacific Bell's Yellow Pages publishing subsidiary in two of the last three years.
May 5, 1990 |
Residents of this East Mojave Desert outpost are accustomed to doing without a lot of society's modern conveniences. There are no automated teller machines, no fast-food restaurants, no video rental shops and mighty few gas stations. Hardy souls, these folks can tolerate such deprivations. But there's one thing they're sick and tired of living without: telephones.
August 9, 1989 |
Los Angeles drivers "knock over fire hydrants with the regularity of Big Ben in London going off," said Harvey Lutske of the Department of Water and Power. But if you're the unlucky motorist who dings a hydrant, damages a power or telephone pole or wipes out a freeway guard rail, you've got a nasty surprise coming. You'll have to pay for the mess. And chances are it won't be cheap.
July 28, 1989 |
The Commerce Department said Thursday that a preliminary investigation showed that manufacturers in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea were "dumping" small-business telephone equipment in the United States at prices far below their fair market value.
April 24, 1992 |
Small-business owners across America are being courted by big and small telephone service and equipment companies hungry for business in these highly competitive times. It seems that every week business owners are offered new, discounted long-distance calling plans or astonishingly low prices for cellular and other types of telephone equipment. With the price wars raging, now is a great time to re-evaluate your telephone needs to see if there is money to be saved.
May 21, 1993 |
Pacific Bell, California's largest phone company, said Thursday that it will spend $650 million in the second phase of a project to make its network capable of delivering the next generation of information and entertainment within the next five years. With the latest announcement, the phone company's commitment to network improvements rises to $1.65 billion by 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992 |
Callers found things busy Monday morning at City Hall. Then busy again, and again, and again. But those irate citizens who thought they were getting the runaround when telephoning city offices were finally connected with the ultimate excuse: Thieves had broken in over the weekend and stolen $23,000 worth of telephone switching equipment.
September 25, 1987 |
Home Shopping Network, the video shopping pioneer, charged in a lawsuit Thursday that GTE Corp. had cost it at least $500 million in lost business by providing inadequate telephone service and selling faulty equipment. Home Shopping's suit, filed in a Florida state court, claims about $1.5 billion in compensatory and punitive damages from GTE, the nation's largest independent telecommunications concern.