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Venus


GOLD
CenturyLink


SILVER
Alexicon Telecommunications Consulting
Calix
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ICORE, Inc.
Ironton Telephone Company
Metaswitch Networks
NEP Telephone
North Penn Telephone Company
Power & Tel
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BRONZE
Celerity Integrated Services, Inc.
Citizens Telephone Co. of Kecksburg
Goldfield Telecom
Jenne, Inc.




 

- "We cannot be good stewards of our shareholders' capital and make these investments and not really understand how those are going to be regulated in three years, because these regulations that we're talking about are public-utility-style regulations, and this industry's moving fast. And if you can't bring new products to service at your speed, not the government's speed, if you can't change prices at the market speed, not the government's speed, why would you ever make these investments? So we're on a pause mode right now."

Comments of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at the EY Strategic Growth Forum.

The comments received an immediate response from the FCC in the form of correspondence soliciting certain relevant information from the company. The letter seeks the info under the AT&T-DirecTV docket, and wants data regarding the Company’s current plans for fiber deployment, the current number of households to which fiber is deployed and the total number of households which AT&T was planning to deploy fiber prior to Stephenson’s announced “pause.” In addition, the Commission would like AT&T to produce all documents relating to the Company’s decision to limit AT&T’s deployment of fiber to 2 million homes following the acquisition of DirecTV. Later in the week, the Commission formally announced that it has delayed consideration of the matter until sometime next year.



The above is a quote from the November 21, 2014, issue of the PTA Friday Report. To view the full issue, please log into the Active Members Only Section of this site (telcos only) or contact sue.carter@patel.org to be added to the distribution list (members only)


 

 


2015 Meetings

MARCH 19
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, Pa


APRIL 29 & 30
PTA SPRNG CONFERENCE
State College, Pa


JUNE 4
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, Pa


JULY 13-15
PTA's 113th ANNUAL CONVENTION
Hershey, Pa


SEPTEMBER 3
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, Pa


NOVEMBER 19
PTA Small Company Meeting
State College, Pa

 

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