Valentine's Day betrothal will give regional titan Verizon access to MCI's worldwide long-distance and IP networks.
The company adds a record number of new DSL subscribers, but analysts say cable's dominance remains undiminished.
The company introduces digital subscriber line services in three more states as part of its ongoing effort to offer broadband to more customers.
Ma Bell says it will record a restructuring charge of around $240 million in the fourth quarter as it eliminates roughly 3,500 jobs.
Carriers are scrambling to meet federal deadlines to make it possible to locate cell phones used to dial 911. Sprint PCS will likely be the next to do so.
The company signs an agreement with federal regulators to pay $100,000 for missing the deadline to begin building a system that lets police locate cell phone users making 911 calls.
Dealers aren't interested, consumers don't understand it, and carmakers' efforts have fizzled. In-vehicle computing: A smooth road ahead or just a dead end?