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Higher telephone bills expected this summer

Augusta telephone customers can expect higher phone bills starting this summer. And it won't be the phone company's fault. An Augusta Commission committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/25/met_204534.shtml
Metro
South Georgia to see new area code

ATLANTA -- South Georgia telephone customers may have to get used to dialing a new area code, much the same way their neighbors in North Georgia have in recent years. Metro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/02/met_227233.shtml
Metro
Augusta commission ups 911 tax; creates traffic division

Augusta commissioners made it official Tuesday. Telephone customers will pay higher taxes to fund the 911 emergency telephone system, effective this summer. They also heard a report from City Attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/05/met_204899.shtml
Metro
Bell Atlantic to provide high-speed links to Internet

WASHINGTON -- Bell Atlantic Corp. will provide some of its telephone customers with high-speed links to the Internet, becoming the latest phone company to join the race against cable TV companies to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/04/tec_230187.shtml
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GTE to offer high-speed links to Internet

WASHINGTON -- GTE Corp. will provide some of its telephone customers high-speed links to the Internet, becoming the latest phone company to join the race against cable TV companies to provide such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/14/tec_226088.shtml
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Choices coming for telephone customers

Telephone companies announced plans this week to give Augusta-area customers more choices by the end of the year, creating jobs for telephone workers and possibly lower costs for phone users. During this week, several telephone providers revealed strategies for tapping the Augusta market. For example, in two weeks AT&T is opening a 500-job office in Augusta to provide directory assistance partly because of its entry in the local-service contest.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/01/biz_203416.shtml
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Miller approves expanded local calling

...discriminated against," said Rep. Hanson Carter, D-Nashville, one of the sponsors of the measure. Rural telephone customers have long complained that they sometimes have to pay a long-distance toll to call someone 10 miles up the road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/23/biz_207186.shtml
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Converted connection

...switching to Voice over Internet Protocol services to cut costs. This year, the number of traditional fixed-line telephone customers will continue to fall, after a nearly 10 percent decline in 2008, reported an industry study by Paul Budde Communication...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2009-02-08/converted-c
Local Business | Business
SBC to acquire AT&T for $16 billion

...acquisition was expected to close by the first half of 2006. San Antonio-based SBC has about 50 million local-telephone customers, mostly in the Midwest and South. It also is a 60 percent owner of Cingular Wireless, which serves more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/bus_441476.shtml
Business
Questions arise about Internet's public records

...Democracy and Technology. Most people may not care and would list their contact information anyway, just like most telephone customers now list their numbers. But Davidson said Internet users ought to have a choice - for instance, they may want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/16/tec_301177.shtml
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