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BellSouth, Verizon, SBC make heavy gains NEW YORK - BellSouth Corp., Verizon Communications and SBC Communications Inc. made heavy gains Monday as investors anticipated a favorable move by the Federal Communications Commission that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/07/bus_362764.shtml
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SBC to buy Ameritech for $62 billion

CHICAGO -- Fast-growing phone giant SBC Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase Baby Bell rival Ameritech...billion, announced April 6, 1998. Pending. 2. SBC Communications Inc. announces plan today to buy Ameritech Corp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/12/bus_227951.shtml
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Obstacles face merging phone companies

...company creates a paradox: The merged company initially may not be able to provide long-distance service in SBC Communications Inc.'s seven-state territory in the West and Southwest. A 1996 law requires that any local phone company seeking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/31/biz_209149.shtml
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FCC rejects SBC's long-distance request

...telecommunications law made it possible. The Federal Communications Commission decided Thursday to turn down SBC Communications Inc.'s request to provide long-distance service in Oklahoma, saying the company failed to open its local market...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/27/biz_210470.shtml
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...percent of the nation's leading computer retailer. Software giant Microsoft Corp., telelecommunications company SBC Communications Inc. and the Mexican telephone company Telefonos de Mexico SA, or Telmex, are expected to be minority investors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/25/bus_280770.shtml
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Bob Allen, former AT&T chief, won't cry over Bell system's end

...struggled with recently - a failure of succession planning. Two weeks after AT&T agreed to be purchased by SBC Communications Inc., Allen sat for an extended interview for the first time since he retired. "The things I did well, or things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/20/bus_443772.shtml
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What happens to my phone service after the mergers?

...providers are slated to combine with other companies that don't serve the entire country. AT&T is being bought by SBC Communications Inc., the dominant local phone company in the West and Midwest. MCI is being taken over by Verizon Communications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/15/fin_453228.shtml
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Local phone providers see growth potential in nontraditional services

...comes from offerings other than local phone service, including wireless and Internet access. San Antonio-based SBC Communications Inc.'s non-local phone service offerings account for 60 percent of its business, and Atlanta-based BellSouth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/09/bus_424725.shtml
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Service has no plans to merge

...least, a deal with Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. or BellSouth's cell phone partner, SBC Communications Inc., seems unlikely. "BellSouth has never thought that we had to get big for the sake of getting big," spokesman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/15/bus_442855.shtml
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Telephone business gears up to deliver TV

...been emanating from a growing list of powerful names, from local phone giants Verizon Communications Inc. and SBC Communications Inc., to wireless chipmakers Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc., to Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/03/bus_438836.shtml
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