March 25, 1999 |
Ameritech Corp., the local phone company set to be acquired by SBC Communications Inc., said it will buy a 20% stake in Bell Canada, Canada's leading carrier, for $3.4 billion. The deal with Bell Canada parent BCE Inc. would fill a key gap in the North American operations of SBC and Ameritech while giving them a stake in Canada's recently deregulated phone market. It also follows AT&T Corp.'s purchase of a stake in a rival Canadian phone company.
March 4, 1999 |
MCI WorldCom Inc. and Bell Canada said they formed an alliance that makes Bell Canada the exclusive distributor of MCI WorldCom's voice and data services throughout Canada. Under the agreement, Bell Canada will offer the No. 2 U.S. long-distance phone company's On-Net services throughout Canada. Montreal-based Bell Canada will pay an undisclosed licensing fee to MCI, said Robin Halter, media relations manager at MCI WorldCom.
November 21, 1994 |
Phone Company Enters Canadian Market: Hongkong Telecommunications Ltd., one of the world's fastest-growing telephone companies, announced its first foray outside Asia. Deputy chief executive Peter Howell-Davies said that the company is setting up a Canadian operation as part of a drive to generate more revenue outside its core market. Hongkong Telecom's Canadian arm will offer long-distance telephone, fax and data services to corporate customers, primarily businesses operating in Asia.
September 14, 1992 |
The battle over Canada's lucrative long-distance telephone market will heat up today when Unitel Communications Inc. is expected to unveil its new service, which will challenge former monopoly carrier Bell Canada. Unitel, a partnership between Canadian Pacific and Rogers Communications Inc., announced that it intended to jump into the business after Canada's telephone regulator--the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission--ended Bell's 100-year monopoly. At stake is a $6.
June 13, 1992 |
The government on Friday opened this country's $6.3-billion long-distance telephone market to competition in a decision that could also open the door to American suppliers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled in response to applications from Unitel Communications Inc. of Toronto and BC Rail Telecommunications/Lightel Inc. consortium of Vancouver. The decision to allow competing long-distance services promised to end Bell Canada's century-old monopoly.
June 11, 1992
Having been sickened and outraged by the report of the tragic and unnecessary accident in Temecula involving Border Patrol officers, illegal immigrants and innocent citizens, I am compelled to write this letter. This needless slaughter caused by high-speed chases, by people who are hired to protect us, is absolutely senseless! There have been many such chases recently, some televised, which were potential accidents and certainly put people's lives in jeopardy.