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Telecommunications company mergers


To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss
Re: Telco mergers
Date: November 21, 2005

FYI, two major telecommunications company mergers were approved by the FCC over the past few weeks: Verizon and MCI, and SBC and AT&T. Below are the proceedings related to these mergers. Because both MCI and AT&T were relay service providers, these mergers will eventually have implications for people with disabilities.

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. AND MCI, INC. APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF TRANSFER OF CONTROL. The FCC approved the mergers of Verizon Communications, Inc. and MCI, Inc.. (Dkt No. 05-75). Action by: The Commission. Adopted: 10/31/2005 by MO&O. (FCC No. 05-184). WCB <http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A1.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A2.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A3.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A4.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A5.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A1.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A2.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A3.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A4.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A5.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A1.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A2.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A3.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A4.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-184A5.txt>

SBC COMMUNICATIONS INC. AND AT&T CORP. APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF TRANSFER OF CONTROL. The FCC approved the mergers of SBC Communications, Inc. with AT&T Corporation. (Dkt No. 05-65). Action by: The Commission. Adopted: 10/31/2005 by MO&O. (FCC No. 05-183). WCB
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A1.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A2.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A3.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A4.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A5.doc>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A1.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A2.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A3.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A4.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A5.pdf>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A1.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A2.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A3.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A4.txt>
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-183A5.txt>


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