Examines recent developments in the telecommunications industry. Witnesses: James Young, v.p. a general counsel, Bell Atlantic Corp.; James Ellis, Sr. exec. v.p. a gen. counsel, SBC Commun., Inc.; Bernard Ebbers, pres. a ceo, LDDS WorldCom; Michael Salsbury, exec. v.p. a gen. counsel, MCI Commun. Corp.; William Barr, sr. v.p. a gen. counsel, GTE Corp.; Robert Atkinson, sr. v.p., legal regulatory a exernal affairs, Teleport Communications Group, Inc.; Peter Huber, sr. fellow, Manhattan Inst. for Policy Research; Robert Crandall, Sr. fellow, Brookings Institution; Ronald Binz, pres., Competition Policy Inst.; a Dale Hatfield, ceo, Hatfield Assoc., Inc.These analyses do not even mention other Bells as providing competition outside their existing territories.2 Nor will the merger impede in any way the ... Some skeptics have suggested that the merger will cause our customer service to deteriorate. ... in some cases they are larger than the combined SBC and Pacific Telesis a names like ATaamp;T and MCI and British Telecom, Time Warner, and I could go on.
|Title||:||Mergers and Competition in the Telecommunications Industry|
|Author||:||Orrin G. Hatch|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2000-05-01|