RBOCsRegional Bell Operating Companies (seven original Bell operating companies that were formed as a result of the AT&T divestiture)
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RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies) to deploy residential broadband networks without any obligation to share them with their competitors.
Even though the divestiture changed both of their jobs, and their dealing with AT&T and the newly formed RBOCs, it did not significantly hamper their ability to manage their vast operations.
It would have barred RBOCs from information services as long as the phone companies held monopoly control over local phone service - what has come to be known as an "entry test.
Relative to the RBOCs, the competitive threat will grow somewhat during 2007 as the RBOCs continue to deploy fiber based telecommunications solutions.
The only broadband relief we will see is the sigh of relief by the RBOCs as the last competitor fails.
No one should think, however, that the Seattle Times has gone soft on RBOCs.
The RBOCs would prefer court action to Congressional action which might lead to regulation by state PUCs;
Fitch's Stable Rating Outlook reflects the expected continued improvement of CCI's credit profile within the current rating category and for the company's bundling strategy to generate solid operating metrics and to strengthen CCI's competitive position relative to DBS and RBOC competitors.
In-Stat believes that while RBOCs will retain significant share, the pie will be split a number of ways.
Last year, NATA's statistics showed how the RBOCs boosted Centrex sales by about 415,000 new lines in 1983 and 1984.
The RBOCs have been petitioning the FCC to allow them to offer in-region long-distance services since the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, although it was not until December 1999 that the first approval was granted, to Bell Atlantic (later part of Verizon Communications).