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...would remove Public Service Commission oversight of the practice of offering services such as Internet access, residential telephone service and wireless services in a bundled package. Police investigate fire that killed man MYRTLE BEACH - A...
Profit increases 30 percent

...lower revenue, but an executive said the company is concerned about the rate at which it is losing business and residential telephone access lines. Chief Financial Officer Ron Dykes said Thursday the Atlanta-based company's top priority is...
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...customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the fourth year in a row. This year BellSouth shared the top honor with Southern New England Telephone. The study is based on responses from 12,185 residential telephone customers.
Justice clears WorldCom-MCI merger

...groups will "ask the FCC to reject this merger unless it gets a firm commitment from WorldCom to not abandon the residential telephone market." Rivals GTE and Sprint feared the combined company would dominate the Internet market and called for...
Phone-line frenzy

...the growth of the Internet, telecommuting and the need for better time management. Once the norm, a single residential telephone line is hardly enough in the '90s. "It can be frustrating," Ms. Pletcher said. "There are times when I've...
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As Internet usage soars, FCC looks into expanding fast networks

...achieved in several ways, including making high-speed digital phone lines, called ISDN, available to more residential telephone customers; using a technology that can provide higher speeds over existing copper phone lines into homes; and...
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Congressman going after Google

...Cashman said they included e-mail addresses, instant messages, URLs, user names and passwords, names, residential telephone numbers and addresses.Among them, he added, was a list of the names of people suffering from medical conditions...
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Consumer advocates say leased phones is like dialing 'R' - for rip-off

...consultant Tom Allibone, who reviews small business' phone bills for accuracy. But few of them still offer residential telephone leasing. San Antonio-based SBC Communications inherited a small number of leasing customers in Connecticut...
Verizon's first quarter earnings down 50 percent

...officer Doreen Toben said. The buyout was designed to help accelerate cost-cutting in the company's shrinking residential telephone business. Excluding one-time items, the company would have earned 58 cents a share, beating by a penny the...
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...earnings NEW YORK - Verizon Communications Inc. lowered its 2003 earnings forecast, blaming weakness in its core residential telephone business amid competition from cell phones and cable-Internet service, in addition to a jump in expenses from...