LINE OF BUSINESS RESTRICTIONS
UNITED STATES V. WESTERN ELECTRIC 592 F. Supp. 846 ( D.D.C. 1984) HAROLD H. GREENE, District Judge.The Regional Holding Companies, have requested the Court to waive the
"line of business" restrictions in section II(D) of the decree so that they may pursue ventures other than the provision of local telephone service. These motions
raise the question whether and the extent to which these companies shall be permitted to engage in new business enterprises--perhaps the most important
issue to have arisen since the AT&T Plan of Reorganization was approved last
year.Section II(D) of the decree mandates thatAfter completion of the reorganization . . . , no [Operating Company] shall, directly
or through any affiliated enterprise:
|1. ||provide interexchange telecommunications services or information services;|
|2. ||manufacture or provide telecommunications products or customer premises
equipment (except for provision of customer premises equipment for emergency services); or|
|3. ||provide any other product or service, except exchange telecommunications and
exchange access service, that is not a natural monopoly service actually regulated by tariff.|
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Book title: Law and Regulation of Common Carriers in the Communications Industry.
Contributors: Daniel L. Brenner - Author.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1996.
Page number: 168.
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