SBC Expects a Statewide Franchise Soon
- SBC Hits a Pothole in California. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;10/31/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 45, p9
Reports on the delay on the Project Lightspeed infrastructure improvements of SBC Communications Inc. in the city of Walnut Creek, California. Purpose of the plant upgrade; Disapproval of senior assistant city attorney Paul Valle-Riestra on the definition of the service of SBC; Views of SBC...
- IPTV Franchise Bill Signed In Texas. // TelecomWeb News Digest;9/8/2005, p2
The article reports on the decision of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry to sign a telecommunication reform bill that includes statewide Internet Protocol (IP) television and cable franchise rights. The bill eliminates the need for companies to obtain individual franchises from each of the...
- SBC challenges Telecom Act. // Electronic News;07/07/97, Vol. 43 Issue 2175, p2
Reports that SBC Communications Inc. is challenging the constitutionality of parts of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that prevents SBC from entering the long-distance market until they open their local service monopolies to competition.
- SBC: Withdrawal A 'Minor Delay' To Long Distance. Sanchez, Mark // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/21/2003, Vol. 21 Issue 16, pB11
Reports on the plans of SBC Communications Inc. to launch another attempt to secure federal approval to enter the long-distance telephone market in Michigan in April 2003. Provisions in giving long-distance telephone service under the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Factors which hinder the...
- Cablers score in Texas. Anderson, Kathleen // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/7/2005, Vol. 389 Issue 24, p55
The article reports that last week legislation for a statewide video franchise died in Texas after the House and Senate were unable to come to terms over the rights of telecommunication companies hoping to offer video services. The news was a rare defeat for one of Texas' most powerful companies...
- SBC files suit against FCC over telecom bill. // PC Week;07/07/97, Vol. 14 Issue 29, p3
Describes the details of a lawsuit filed by SBC Communications calling the Telecommunications Act of 1996 discriminatory and unconstitutional; The Federal Communications Commission's rejection of SBC's application to enter the Oklahoma long-distance market.
- Court declares portions of Telecom Act unconstitutional. Brown, Stephen N. // Lightwave;Mar98, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p34
Discloses a federal district court's ruling to side with SBC Communications Inc. in a lawsuit that sought to declare the competitive checklist of the Telecommunication Act unconstitutional. Conditions that must be met by regional Bell operating companies before the US Federal Communications...
- Bells lose. // Crain's New York Business;01/25/99, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p46
Cites the United States Supreme Court's rejection of a challenge by Bell Atlantic and SBC Communications Inc. which argued that the 1996 telecommunications law unconstitutionally punished regional phone companies.
- Legislative ploy bad for regulation. // Indianapolis Business Journal;2/17/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 50, p12
Reports the impact of bill aiming to raise the amount SBC can charge to lease its phone lines to competitors on regulating monopolies in Indiana. Deregulation of the way high-speed Internet is delivered over telephone lines; Effect of the bill on the regulatory authority of Indiana Utility...