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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 26 Apr 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 48 : "text" format

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History: General Telephone and Sylvania merger, 1958 HAncock4
New Jersey's plan to aid ailing 911 system: Expand the tax HAncock4
Re: Verizon CEO considering merger optionsBarry Margolin
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <b00c955d-a2f9-40d3-b45b-d8e301e2795a@googlegroups.com> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:04:30 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History: General Telephone and Sylvania merger, 1958 Most of thought of the former "independent" General Telephone & Electronics (GTE) as the owner of Sylvania, which made various electronic products. Indeed, it often advertised itself as GTE-Sylvania. However, they used to be two separate companies until a 1958 merger. GTE was the largest independent (non Bell System) company with service in parts of 30 states. Sylvania had 45 plants and 20 laboratories in 13 states. General Telephone owned the Automatic Electric company, which made telephone equipment and specialized in the rotary switch. There is a small article in Billboard magazine which describes it: https://books.google.com/books?id=4QoEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA14&dq=billboard%20%22general%20telephone%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q=billboard%20%22general%20telephone%22&f=false (bottom of page 14, Nov 10, 1958) Also, in 1955 the Stromberg-Carlson company, which manufactured telephone equipment, was merged into General Dynamics. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <40d761ff-d8eb-4824-a530-a577fcaedb16@googlegroups.com> Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:40:47 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: New Jersey's plan to aid ailing 911 system: Expand the tax NJ.COM reported that Governor Chris Christie plans to push for an additional $13 million for upgrading the state's archaic 911 system by expanding the tax that state residents have already paid $1.37 billion into over the last decade. NJ.COM says only 11 percent of the money collected has actually gone toward the crucial emergency network during the last several years. details and full article at: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/christies_plan_to_aid_ailing_911_system_expand_the_tax.html#incart_most-commented_news_article ------------------------------ Message-ID: <barmar-5486AC.12591023042017@88-209-239-213.giganet.hu> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:59:10 -0400 From: Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: Verizon CEO considering merger options In article <20170422002222.GA31411@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:38:46AM -0700, hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com wrote: > > (Anyone remember that we broke up the old Bell System because it was > > too big, despite it being tightly regulated?) > > "We" didn't break up the Bell System. Mutual fund managers did. Wasn't the breakup a result of a consent decree with the Justice Department, as a result of anti-trust action? -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 26 Apr 2017

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