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Bell’s future still unclear

Whether the $51.7-billion sale to a private equity group lead by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan finally makes the utility an efficient and competitive telecommunications force across the country isn

Feds get four bids for $20B telecom contract

Four major telecommunications companies have submitted initial bids for the U.S. government's 10-year telecommunications services contract, known as Networx and potentially worth up to US$20 billion.

IT Focus news briefs, Feb. 1, 2005

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research officer, Multimedia University

Several parts of Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor were hit by a power blackout at about 12.30 p.m. local time on Thursday.

U. S. senators seek to limit Internet tax moratorium

Four U.S. senators will introduce a bill to extend a now-expired Internet tax moratorium by two years, instead of a permanent ban on Internet-only taxes that passed through the U.S. House in September.

Senators object to Internet tax bill

The U.S. Senate failed to vote on a bill that would permanently ban Internet-only taxes after several senators raised questions about whether the bill would take current tax revenues away from states and local governments.

States protest congressional Internet tax ban

A piece of congressional legislation intended to ban taxes unique to the Internet could end up exempting many telecommunications services from state and local taxes, costing states billions of dollars a year, according to a group representing 45 state governments.

Bell extends western reach

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and Bell Canada announced last month that they have created a new company by combining the interests of Bell Intrigna and Bell Nexxia.

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