NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1984
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(Studio) Competition among telephone companies for long distance customers due to equal access beginning this weekend cited.
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Charleston, West Virginia) Charleston, West Virginia, reported first city to offer equal long distance access; telephone companies pressure on customers examined. [MCI spokesperson Don. CAMPBELL - considers Charleston the New Hampshire primary of telecommunications, long distance market place.] Econs. involved mentioned. [Jean SIMPSON - notes she purchased MCI only after their sales representative peeled shrimp in her business] Percentage of available customers committed to Sprint, MCI and American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) listed on screen.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen
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