TITLE

End of the (easy credit) line for AT&T?

AUTHOR(S)
Creswell, Julie
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
Fortune;11/26/2001, Vol. 144 Issue 11, p224
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on AT&T, and how Standard & Poor's and Moody's cut the telecommunication company's credit ratings. Deterioration of the company's long-distance business; Competition faced by the company from electronic mail and wireless technologies, as well as companies like Verizon; Difficulty of the company in meeting liquidity needs.
ACCESSION #
5532626

 

Related Articles

  • AT&T: What went wrong? Nolle, Thomas // Network World;2/21/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p55 

    The article focuses on AT&T Corp.'s (AT&T) problems, which started with the Modified Final Judgment in 1984, the decision that spun off the RBOCs as independent companies. In a stroke, AT&T lost its most critical asset; direct access to the customer. AT&T could have fought the decision, but...

  • Why IXCs fear Big Blue. Engebretson, Joan // America's Network;02/01/2002, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p17 

    Reports on the competitive threat seen by long distance carriers as they move into managed hosting and managed services.

  • The effectiveness of long-distance competition: Who really benefits? Noll, A. Michael // Telecommunications - Americas Edition;Mar97, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p28 

    Focuses on the impact of competition on the effectiveness of long-distance telephone communication in the United States. Decline of charges for long-distance; Effects of advances in productivity.

  • AT&T's dominance continues to slide.  // Telephony;11/03/97, Vol. 233 Issue 18, p74 

    Presents AT&T Corp.'s share of the long-distance market in the United States. Company's report of its declining sales and revenue.

  • No Fanfare For The Common Man. Trager, Louis // Inter@ctive Week;02/01/99, Vol. 6 Issue 5, pI-1 

    Focuses on the attitudes of several telecommunication providers in choosing long distance customers in the United States. Financial losses of AT&T Corp. on customers who spend less on long-distance service; How AT&T reverse its losses; Customers considered by companies who are sensitive in...

  • Discover ways to save on phone calls.  // Secretary;Mar95, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p4 

    Recommends the use of AT&T USADirect Service for an international traveler who needs to call the United States while abroad. Savings per call; World Connect Service.

  • No way, AT&T.  // Crain's New York Business;06/23/97, Vol. 13 Issue 25, p34 

    Declares that a merger between American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation would undermine competition in the long distance and local telephone provider industry. Comments by Reed Hundt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Reference to a proposed transaction between AT&T and SBC...

  • AT&T's true voice--true love? Finneran, Michael // Business Communications Review;Sep93, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p74 

    Features AT&T's True Voice, a free service that will improve the basic sound quality of telephone calls. Response to the service; Impact of equal access and digital technology on the long distance service market.

  • AT&T, Ameritech bare their fangs. McCarthy, Shira // Telephony;7/31/95, Vol. 229 Issue 5, p9 

    Reports on the agreement of AT&T to participate in Ameritech's long-distance trial in parts of Illinois and Michigan. Trading of accusations by the two companies; Suggestion of Ameritech to enter the long-distance market and for AT&T to enter the local market simultaneously; Requirement of the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics