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June 3, 1996
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
NYNEX Files To Offer Long Distance Service In Four States
WASHINGTON -- NYNEX today announced it has filed
requests to resell long distance telephone service in Arizona, California,
Florida and Illinois. The filings are part of NYNEX's plan to rapidly provide
full array of long distance services to customers throughout its Northeast
service area as well as in select domestic and international markets outside
"We anticipate receiving approval to resell long distance service in these
four states within the next three months," said Don Evans, Vice President,
Federal Regulatory Planning. "We selected these states first based on existing
vigorous long distance markets, high volume of communications into the NYNEX
region and good NYNEX name recognition."
On February 23, NYNEX became the first Regional Bell Operating Company to
to provide international long distance service, which has the most rapid growth
and the highest margins in the long distance market. NYNEX expects to begin
providing "out-of-region" international service this summer.
NYNEX will resell the long distance communications services of Sprint
Communications Company with which it entered into a comprehensive agreement on
April 23. The agreement allows NYNEX to quickly enter long distance markets
while providing the company with the flexibility to develop and package with
long distance service a full line of cellular, paging, Internet access, video
and entertainment services.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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