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Deregulation craze too costly for consumers

I've worked in the telephone industry for 25 years and was privileged...that the problems with the telephone industry have been solved, someone...it was broken up as was the telephone industry. I became painfully aware...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/27/op_321047.shtml
Opinion columns
Telephone business gears up to deliver TV

NEW YORK - If everything goes as planned, the telephone industry will be all about television in 2005. TV over your...triggering the same price wars that have devastated the telephone industry. By contrast, cell phone TV faces multiple barriers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/03/bus_438836.shtml
Business
Telecommunications museum has new home

...its operation because of the telephone industry deregulation, and the ITPA...outline the history of the telephone industry. Visitors to the museum...a brief history of how the telephone industry evolved. The walls of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/14/met_139571.shtml
Metro
Information runaround

...the Bison Frontier Restaurant in New Rockford, N.D. Directory assistance ain't what it used to be -- the telephone industry says it's a lot better. Ever-increasing competition for consumer dollars is expanding the boundaries of telephone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/25/liv_266359.shtml
Life & style
Likes electric utility status quo

...status we have known for many years. And rightly so. I am old enough to have seen the effects of deregulating the telephone industry. Prices have not gone down. The cost of doing business, translated - advertising has gone up. Now, getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/02/edi_207635.shtml
Editorials
'Cramming' charges hidden in phone bill

...900 number, they often are listed as "miscellaneous." Cramming has become more widespread as the deregulated telephone industry has been opened up to hundreds of new players, big and small. Scam artists have figured out they can bury bogus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/13/bus_238860.shtml
Business
BellSouth's package deal is on the line

...about the practice later this year. On Tuesday, the Public Service Commission, which regulates the state's telephone industry, decided to schedule hearings in December during which the board will examine BellSouth's DSL Internet policies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/08/bus_427856.shtml
Business
High-tech devices track lost and ill

...semi-retired South Carolina businessmen who'd made their money in pre-paid long-distance cards, tapped their telephone industry background to develop tiny transponders that could be attached to at-risk kids. The goal was to make them small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/02/tec_304283.shtml
XXX Technology
Cable TV company selling its cellular business

...of $1.274 billion, under the deal announced Wednesday. The deal underscores the rapid transformation in the telephone industry, where providers of traditional phone service are positioning themselves to reap big profits expected from cellular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/21/bus_250900.shtml
Business
House panel approves bill to fight slamming

...bill would have the Federal Communications Commission, after consulting with the Federal Trade Commission and the telephone industry, come up with a code that companies voluntarily would follow to combat slamming. The code would have companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/25/bus_239943.shtml
Business