Modified Final Judgment: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, Part 1
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989 - Antitrust law
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Page 106 - telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Page 190 - The Department further contended that the mere existence of the vertically integrated Bell System created "suspicions" that would inhibit competition, whether or not the Bell System in fact engaged in any anticompetitive abuses. The Department claimed that, whether due to the efficiencies of integration or the perceived likelihood of abuses, firms would be inhibited from entering the American market and selling products to the BOCs so long as they were affiliated with a manufacturer.
Page 438 - In every significant respect, it would be the central, multi-LATA processor, not the local PAP, that would be the information services gateway. The local PAP would do little more than to determine the characteristics of the customer's terminal before connecting him to the processor for the performance of all the necessary gateway functions. These would include, inter alia, the provision to the customer of a "welcome page" screen/ a "menu" listing of the various available information service providers,...
Page 151 - TIA's members are located throughout the United States, and collectively provide the bulk of the physical plant and associated products and services used to support and improve the US telecommunications network. In addition, TIA members are involved on an ever-increasing basis in providing telecommunications equipment and services in other developed and developing nations around the world. TIA supports Congressional efforts to ensure that the "line of business...
Page 89 - ... transmission medium, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (including the collection, storage, forwarding, switching, and delivery of such information) essential to such transmission. P. "Telecommunications service" means the offering for hire of telecommunications facilities, or of telecommunications by means of such facilities.
Page 63 - information service" as "the offering of a capability for generating, acquiring, storing, transforming, processing, retrieving, utilizing, or making available information via telecommunications, and includes electronic publishing, but does not include any use of any such capability for the management, control, or operation of a telecommunications system or the management of a telecommunications service.
Page 189 - BOC both to control local exchange networks on a widespread basis and to participate in competitive businesses that depend on "access" to these local exchanges or information about them. These points are demonstrated by a brief review of (1) the antitrust litigation against the Bell System, (2) the fact that state and federal public utility regulation could not prevent these controversies, (3) the enormous costs that this antitrust problem imposed on the nation, and (4) the explicit antitrust findings...
Page 192 - BOCs and the imposition of 122 - 20 corresponding line of business injunctions that would prevent the divested BOCs from reentering related competitive businesses. The Department sought this precise remedy in its 1974 case, both in the pretrial proceedings and at trial — through three different administrations and the tenures of five different Attorneys General. The fact that this antitrust remedy was dictated by the Government's antitrust theory is vividly illustrated by the cover note that the...