April 2, 1996
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
NYNEX Lowers Access Rates by $69 millionsize>
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In its annual interstate access tariff filing made
today with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), NYNEX reduced its
interstate access rates by $69 million, which represents a three percent
rate reduction. Over the past five years, NYNEX has reduced its interstate
access rates by approximately $800 million. The new rates become effective
July 1, 1996.
NYNEX operates in the most competitive marketplace in the nation stated
Don Evans, vice president, federal regulatory matters, NYNEX. In order
to compete effectively in the marketplace we must price our products competitively.
Thats why in each of the past five years, NYNEX has reduced the prices
it charges interexchange carriers to access the NYNEX network.
With this filing, NYNEX, for the first time, is able to take advantage
of the incentives the FCC has in its price cap plan. These incentives provide
for greater rate reductions in exchange for pure price cap regulation,
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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