The Tennessee House overwhelming passed legislation on Monday to help AT&T and other telecommunications companies gain a statewide handhold on the cable TV market.
The vote is one of the final steps before the bill heads to the governor’s desk.
“I think we passed a good piece of legislation. It’s certainly not perfect by any means, but I think it’ll go a long way toward creating competition in this state,” said Rep. Charles Curtiss, the chairman of the House Commerce Committee who helped shepherd the bill through the House.
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by mikes60 03:49PM Tuesday Oct 10 2006
FCC’s McDowell drops out of AT&T-BellSouth proceeding, vote could be delayed
WASHINGTON—One of the three Republicans of the five-member, GOP-controlled Federal Communications Commission has decided not to participate in the agency’s vote on the proposed $67 million merger between AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. because of a conflict of interest.
by rkwesq 07:39PM Friday Jul 21 2006
SAN ANTONIO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stockholders of AT&T Inc. voted overwhelmingly at a special meeting here today to approve the issuance of common stock to BellSouth shareholders in connection with AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth Corporation . The proposal was approved by more than 98 percent of the votes cast.
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by sashwa 03:56PM Sunday Mar 05 2006
March 5, 2006, 1:30PM
By Business Editors
(c) 2006 Business Wire
SAN ANTONIO & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 5, 2006--AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T):
-- Natural combination of two leading wireline providers and joint owners of Cingular speeds progress in integrated wireless/wireline services
-- Substantial financial benefits for stockholders of both companies; an expected net present value of $18 billion in synergies resulting from a more than $2 billion annual run rate in synergies expected in 2008, growing to $3 billion in 2010
-- Expect merger to be accretive to AT&T adjusted earnings per share in 2008, double-digit adjusted EPS growth in each of next three years (earnings adjusted for merger integration costs and amortization of intangibles) and significant growth in free cash flow after dividends in 2007 and 2008
Continues @ Chron.com
March 5, 2006 story continues..
AT&T Is Said to Be Near Deal for BellSouth
By KEN BELSON
AT&T Corp. is planning to acquire BellSouth Corp., according to several people familiar with the negotiations who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the talks.
BellSouth Introduces Faster High-Speed Internet Service story continues..
Customers Experience Speeds up to 6Mbps
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2005
Atlanta - Nov. 16, 2005 - BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) announced today a new high-speed Internet service that offers twice the download speed of its current fastest service.
ATLANTA - September 13, 2005 - The BellSouth Foundation today announced that it will donate $5 million towards enabling students from the Gulf States to continue their education via virtual courses. With thousands of students and teachers displaced because of the widespread devastation on the coast, online learning is a vital education resource for students impacted by Hurricane Katrina.Story Continues
by sashwa 03:52PM Monday Sep 12 2005
Monday September 12, 3:00 pm ET story continues..
Important Numbers and Resources Available for New Orleans Area Residents
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Evacuees to the Houston Astrodome and surrounding Reliant Center facilities will be receiving an important New Orleans product - their local editions of The Real Yellow Pages® from BellSouth.
For Immediate Release story continues..
Friday, September 2, 2005
BellSouth service is quickly resuming to normal for customers in Florida whose lines were impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Less than 0.8 percent of the lines in Northwest Florida and South Florida remain affected.
For Immediate Release story continues..
September 2, 2005
ATLANTA - BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) announced the following update on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on its operations:
BellSouth currently has about 1.03 million lines impacted in Louisiana, representing 54.2% of the state's more than 1.9 million access lines.
BellSouth currently has about 438,000 lines impacted in Mississippi, representing 39.8% of Mississippi's more than 1.1 million access lines.
by sashwa 03:57PM Tuesday Aug 16 2005
BellSouth customers can get three-month music subscription. story continues..
By Timothy W.
by DomFel 10:44AM Thursday Jun 09 2005
BellSouth Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea in Spamming Case story continues..
State of Florida Prosecutes and Convicts Spammer on Felony Charge
For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2005
Atlanta, Ga. -- BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) announced today that its investigation of a spamming operation has resulted in a guilty plea from Charles Frye, of Daytona Beach, Fla.
by drake 02:16AM Friday Feb 11 2005
ATLANTA - BellSouth is planning to expand the reach of its digital subscriber line services and to further upgrade its network backbone with gear from Alcatel and Redback.
Terms of the deal were not announced.
BellSouth is in the process of modernizing its network infrastructure to support more Internet Protocol-based technology. To help make DSL services available to more users, the company said it will use the Alcatel 7330 Dslam and Redback SmartEdge gateway to push up to 12 megabytes of information per second over a standard single copper phone line and 24 Mbps over a bonded pair of lines. Story Continues ...
by drake 12:46PM Friday Jan 14 2005
Goldman Sachs downgraded Verizon Communications to "in-line" from "outperform" while upgrading BellSouth to "outperform" from "in-line." Goldman said that typically one major Bell "meaningfully outperforms" the others in any given year. "We think BellSouth has the potential to be the leader in 2005, and a slightly lower valuation relative to growth helps to support this opportunity," it said. "Combining BellSouth's valuation status, with its lower risk capital expenditures and FTTN [fiber to the neighborhood] plans, and its leveraged opportunity in Cingular, we think it should outperform peers in 2005." Cingular is a joint venture of BellSouth and SBC Communications. Story Continues ...
BellSouth Initiates Technical Trial Of Microsoft Tv IPTV Edition story continues..
BellSouth Working with Microsoft in Testing Delivery of Video Services via High-Speed Internet Connections
For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2005
ATLANTA -- BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) today announced a technical trial of Microsoft® TV Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Edition software platform, tapping the advancing capabilities of the company's next generation broadband network. BellSouth's fiber-rich broadband network will increasingly serve as the primary platform used to deliver cutting-edge voice, video and data services to customers.
by Macy 09:07AM Monday Dec 27 2004
BellSouth Corp. has been selected one of "America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities 2004." This is the third straight year that BellSouth has made the list.story continues
BellSouth Corp. reported at an analyst meeting in New York that it will soon offer high-speed Internet access at quicker speeds in some of its markets.
According to published reports, the upgrades will allow Atlanta-based BellSouth to transmit high-definition TV signals as early as 2006
In related news, BellSouth reported it passed 2 million DSL customers in November. Atlanta Business Chronicle
by drake 12:52PM Sunday Nov 21 2004
A recent petition by BellSouth Corp. to the FCC “might cause serious problems” for VoIP service providers, says Jeff Pulver, president and CEO of Pulver.com. story continues..