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Feds OK big phone mergers

WASHINGTON - Federal antitrust regulators on Thursday approved the multibillion-dollar mergers of SBC Communications Inc. with AT&T and of Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc. The Justice Department approved the deals without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/28/bus_16646.shtml
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Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T

NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc.'s planned purchase of AT&T Corp. is still awaiting government approval, but it already appears to be reducing competition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/11/bus_11297.shtml
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The Oscars? Grammys? Emmys? No, it's the annual cell phone expo

...screensavers, and about 200 "wallpaper" shots for a phone's screen. Cingular is a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. Beyond mobile entertainment, handset makers will be showcasing phones that can take pictures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/14/bus_447277.shtml
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AT&T sets aside funds for card dispute

...of providing phone service in rural and low-income areas. AT&T, which in January agreed to be acquired by SBC Communications Inc. for $16 billion, plans to appeal the FCC's decision. The company contends that because it began playing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/11/bus_446978.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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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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What's the big deal about IPTV?

...see some form of IPTV starting later this year, and millions of homes may have the option by the end of 2006. SBC Communications Inc., the dominant local phone company from the Midwest to California, is deploying a full-blown IPTV system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/14/liv_442786.shtml
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SBC to acquire AT&T for $16 billion

DALLAS - SBC Communications Inc. has agreed to buy former parent AT&T Corp. for $16 billion, creating one of the nation's largest communications companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/bus_441476.shtml
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TiVo assailed as digital video recording options multiply

...set-top boxes that will compete with TiVo are moving well beyond basic DVR functions: Telecommunications titan SBC Communications Inc. announced a deal with electronics company 2Wire to build a box to handle music, photographs and Internet video...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/17/bus_440138.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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