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Calls out of state are less expensive

...commissions set the charges local phone companies charge long-distance carriers to connect in-state calls over their lines, known as "access" charges. Long-distance carriers pass those charges on to their customers. Interstate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/14/fin_147348.shtml
Finance
Languish arts: Education in Augusta has hit the rocks

...consider giving parents the same type of choice with their child's educations that they have with choosing their long-distance carriers? As long as government schools aren't seriously challenged by competition, and they don't offer parents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/23/edi_89799.shtml
Editorials
Harness the power of magnets

...as customers, and give them greater choices in their children's education. How is it that we can choose a long-distance carrier, but our choice of school - arguably a much more important decision - is imposed on us? At the same time, you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/19/edi_47410.shtml
Editorials | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
AT&T sets aside funds for card dispute

...information service rather than a telephone service. The outstanding payments include per-minute access fees which long-distance carriers pay to local phone companies who complete non-local calls to and from their customers. The money owed also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/11/bus_446978.shtml
Business
Qwest becomes first Bell to offer residential voice over IP service

...of a call. The process can remove some network-access charges from the equation, leading to cost savings. Long-distance carriers and big companies increasingly use voice over IP to route calls. And several companies are offering consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/11/bus_390370.shtml
Business
WorldCom reports troubling PGA Tour event

...concerns grow with the latest news about the troubled telecommunications company that owns the nation's No. 2 long-distance carrier, MCI. WorldCom said Tuesday that more than $3 billion of expenses in 2001 and $797 million in the first quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/27/gol_346452.shtml
Golf
Fiscally frugal can dial around long-distance calls

...dial-around service. You dial around the traditional long-distance carriers. It brings up the next question from readers...between states. That's also true for traditional long-distance carriers. Some dial-arounds charge connection fees for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/17/bus_339189.shtml
Business
Companies to tell consumers each long-distance rate change

...said Claudia Jones of AT&T, the nation's top long-distance carrier with 60 million subscribers. That includes sending...subscribers to keep up. For example, the nation's top long-distance carrier, AT&T, has filed 142 tariffs with the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/19/bus_308338.shtml
Business
Finally, 'easy reading'

...it's harder and harder to tell what is being billed. The new bill may also help customers spot when their long distance carrier has been illegally switched by a telecommunications company. When it comes to telecommunications, it's a complicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/09/edi_295383.shtml
Editorials
Business briefs: Indexes recover from early declines

...about competing providers, AT&T charged Wednesday. It's the latest in the war between the nation's largest long-distance carrier and the Northeast-based Bell company, which in December received federal approval to offer long-distance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/25/bus_289996.shtml
Business