Telcos' Cable Sales Could Crimp MSOs

Hearn, Ted
July 2000
Multichannel News;07/10/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p58
Discusses how plans by GTE Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. to sell their cable systems in selected United States markets would affect multisystem operators (MSO). Subjection of MSO-owned cable systems to price re-regulation at the local level; Possibility that cable operators may lose deregulated status if GTE and SBC sell out to companies that do not also provide local phone service.


Related Articles

  • GTE touts its access solutions. Hatch, David // Electronic Media;06/21/99, Vol. 18 Issue 25, p3 

    Reports on GTE Corp.'s development of a low-cost method for cable television systems to provide open platforms in the United States. Importance of the move to the imposition of open-access requirements on cable systems; AT&T Corp.'s position on open access; GTE's work with America Online Inc....

  • SBVS pleased with Texas test. Tedesco, Richard // Broadcasting & Cable;2/19/96, Vol. 126 Issue 8, p64 

    Reports that Southwestern Bell Video Services is confident about seguing into commercial deployment in early 1997. Comments from Steven Dimmitt, president and chief executive officer of the company; Prices of its basic cable package; SBVS parent SBC Communications.

  • Ameritech puts cable on hold. Higgins // Broadcasting & Cable;11/15/99, Vol. 129 Issue 47, p6 

    Reports on the shutdown of cable operations of Ameritech Corp. SBC Corp.'s acquisition of Ameritech; Subscribers signed up by SBC for Ameritech.

  • SBC Foes Sue Over Illinois 'Reform' Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;5/26/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 21, p14 

    Reports that telephone providers in Illinois, backed by cable industry are trying to block a state law that could let SBC Communications Inc. hike the rate of unbundled network elements. Argument of other operators over the legislation; Subscriber base of other companies in Illinois.

  • SBC iffy on cable. McConville, Jim // Electronic Media;11/22/99, Vol. 18 Issue 47, p30 

    Reports on cable television industry analysts' prediction that San Antonio, Texas-based SBC Communications will sell its Ameritech cable television business. Background on the company's strategies for its cable television business.

  • Court grants GTE stay on Cerritos. Bernier, Paula // Telephony;1/10/94, Vol. 226 Issue 2, p1 

    Reports on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco's granting of a stay request allowing GTE to continue its cable television operations in Cerritos, California pending judicial review. Federal Communications Commission's ruling on the request; GTE's...

  • GTE wins right to deliver TV, phone services in Virginia. Berniker, Mark // Broadcasting & Cable;1/23/95, Vol. 125 Issue 4, p158 

    Discusses the implications of GTE's court victory allowing the company to tap their phone service clientele for cable television services. Ruling by the U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton on the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1994.

  • SBC Drives Broadband to Customers' Doors. Flanagan, Patrick // Telecommunications - Americas Edition;Jul2001, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p16 

    No abstract available.

  • CABLE/TELCO BATTLEGROUND SHIFTING. Wilson, Carol // Telephony;4/11/2005, Vol. 246 Issue 7, p20 

    The article reports that the U.S. cable companies have the initial advantage over telephone companies as each tries to invade the other's turf, according to projections by The Convergence Consulting Group. According to its projections, it will take telcos until 2009 to reach more than 6 million...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics