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AT&T could offer local service by year's end

...Mills Staff WriterWeb-posted August 1, 1996 Long-distance carrier AT&T could be offering local telephone service...to connect their systems, which will allow the long-distance carrier to begin offering local telephone service in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/08/02/met_199112.shtml
Metro
Sprint completes acquisition of Paranet

...telephone provider's first leap into the computer network management market. Sprint, the nation's third-largest long distance carrier, was expected to rename the acquired company Sprint Paranet and keep its founder, Michael Holthouse, as division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/02/biz_215402.shtml
XXX Bizarre
'Slamming' fine of $1.36 million proposed against N.J. phone company

...of violating the agency's anti-slamming rules by using forged forms to authorize a change in a person's long-distance carrier. In some cases, forms were signed by people unrelated and unknown to the affected customers. The company has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/31/bus_243368.shtml
Business
Regulars propose second-largest fine for 'slamming' phone customers

...agency's anti-slamming rules by intentionally falsifying or forging forms that authorize a change in a person's long-distance carrier. According to the FCC, in one of the complaints filed against All American, the company allegedly forged a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/07/bus_232706.shtml
Business
Telephone company plans to open S&L

...approval. The S&L will be based in Dallas, where the headquarters of Excel, the nation's fifth-largest long-distance carrier, are located. Excel told the regulatory agency it plans initially to offer the thrift's services to its 3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/07/bus_221998.shtml
Business
Tournament foundation terminates WorldCom as title sponsor

...Foundation said Monday that it had terminated its contract with the company, which owns the nation's No. 2 long-distance carrier, MCI. Heritage board Chairman Joe Fraser said, "Our golf tournament represents an enormous economic impact...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/23/gol_349392.shtml
Golf
State regulators impose fine on AT&T

...phone bills last year. AT&T implemented the $3.95-a-month charge in January 2004 to customers of the long-distance carrier's basic rate plan. Nearly 47,400 Georgians, including more than 35,000 who were not AT&T customers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/06/bus_449469.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
House panel approves bill to fight slamming

...will act this year on a final bill to combat "slamming." Slamming, the unauthorized switching of a person's long-distance carrier, is among the biggest sources of telecommunications complaints to regulators and is already illegal. The House...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/25/bus_239943.shtml
Business
Business briefs: Investors' fears pushbig-name stock down

...conditional approval Thursday to AT&T Corp.'s acquisition of MediaOne Group Inc., a deal that would make the long-distance carrier the nation's largest cable company. The Justice Department determined that combining both service providers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/26/bus_290133.shtml
Business