Contact: Mark Marchand (518) 396-1080
NYNEX Sees AT&T Agreement As 'Significant Step' To
Long-Distance Entry in New York
The following statement may be attributed to Don Reed, NYNEX
president, in response to the New York Public Service Commission's approval today
of an interconnection agreement with AT&T:
"Today's agreement is a significant step in the process to allow NYNEX to
compete for long-distance customers in New York. It also means that more customers
will have more choices for local phone services.
"NYNEX is happy to advance the cause of more competition in the industry. This
is what the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is all about.
"NYNEX is ready, willing and able to compete with AT&T. In fact, we already
compete successfully in many local markets in New York, including switched and private-line
services for businesses, and wireless, calling card, pay phone and regional calling
services for both business and residence customers.
"In New York, more competition in long distance is just around the corner."