NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 14, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to antitrust case against American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T).
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Chicago, Illinois) Microwave Communications, Incorporated a small private DC-based telephone company, described. MCI charges American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) attempted to monopolize long distance service between 1971 and 1974. [MCI chairperson Bill McCkWAN - says Bell System tried to run his company out of business.] [American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) vice president Orm WADE - says long distance service is more profitable than local service and keeps local rates lower.] American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) said appealing case.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil