Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-18-1999

Company #2Hewlett-Packard

Headline: ON24 ON the Move: Agilent Up 50% from IPO Price

At the open Thursday, shares of Agilent Technologies were trading at 45 ½ – thats a 50% increase from the 30 dollar IPO price set for the Hewlett-Packard spinoff.

Agilent manufactures testing equipment for the medical, scientific and semiconductor industries.

Hewlett-Packard will keep an 85% ownership of the company.



Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-18-1999

Company/Ticker/URLCovad Communications
Company #2Northpoint
Company #3Rhythms
Company #4SBC
Company #5Bell Atlantic
Company #6BellSouth
Company #7GTE
Featured Speaker:Tim Laehy, CFO, Covad Communications
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Headline: Covad CFO: FCC Ruling One of the Most Significant this Year

On Thursday, the FCC rules that local phone companies must share phone lines with DSL providers like Covad Communications, Rhythms Netconnections and Northpoint Communications.

Tim Laehy, Chief Financial Officer of Covad, said the ruling will be good for investors in the DSL platform.



Date: 11-18-1999

Company #2Covad
Company #3Rhythms
Company #4SBC
Company #5Bell Atlantic
Company #6Tandy
Company #7Microsoft
Featured Speaker: Michael Olsen, Deptuty Gen. Counsel, Northpoint Communications Inc.
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Headline: Northpoint to Take Full Advantage of Local Phone Access

On Thursday, the FCC ruled that local telephone companies must provide phone line access to independent DSL providers.

Michael Olsen, with DSL Provider NorthPoint Communications, said the decision will have a significant impact on the telecom sector.


Olsen said the new phone line access will help Northpoints push into the consumer market.



Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-18-1999

Company #2Bell Atlantic
Company #3GTE
Company #4BellSouth
Company #5US West
Company #6Covad
Company #7Northpoint
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Headline: Regional Telecoms Take Hit After FCC Ruling

Regional US telecoms took a hit Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission ruled they must share their phone lines with DSL competitors.

Now companies like Covad, Northpoint and Rhythms Netconnections will be able to use a home or business existing telephone lines to provide their DSL service.

Currently, subscribers to independent DSL carriers must pay for the installation of an additional DSL-only phone line.


Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-18-1999

Company/Ticker/URLVodafone AirTouch
Company #2Mannesmann AG
Company #3Orange PLC
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Headline: Vodafone Board May Approve $138B Mannesmann Bid

The board of Vodafone AirTouch was expected to meet in London Thursday to approve a sweetened 138 billion dollar hostile takeover bid for German industrial conglomerate Mannesmann AG.

Vodafone the largest wireless operator in the world is recovering after Mannesmann rejected a friendly 116 billion dollar offer over the weekend.

Mannesmann AG the third largest industrial equipment maker in the world owns the largest cell phone company in Germany.

Mannesmann said it plans an international advertising campaign to convince stockholders to reject a Vodafone offer.

AT 9 AM eastern in European trading, Vodafone AirTouch was up 11 points or about 4% while Mannesmann was up more than 5% to 207.7 euros.


Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-17-1999

Company/Ticker/URLMCI WorldCom
Company #2Sprint FON
Company #3Sprint PCS
Company #4AT&T
Company #5GTE
Company #6SBC
Company #7Bell Atlantic

Headline: MCI WorldCom, Sprint Ask FCC to Approve $129B Merger

MCI WorldCom and Sprint filed papers with the Federal Communications Commission asking for approval of the planned 129 billion dollar merger of the two telecom giants.

In the joint application, the companies said a merger will create a strengthened competitor that can crack open local markets and bring voice and broadband serves to customers.

Included in the application were briefs by the company officers and outside experts saying a combination of the two companies would be beneficial to customers and industry competition.

Before approval is granted, some analysts expect the FCC to force the companies to divest part of their Internet holdings and Sprints local telephone business.

ON Wednesday, MCI WordlCom closed down 1 ½ to 88 ½.

Sprint FON Group closed the day trading down about a point at 74 1/16.


Reporter: David Speakman
Date: 11-17-1999

Company/Ticker/URLUS West
Company #2Qwest
Company #3Ericsson
Company #4Alcatel

Headline: US West Starts Wireless Internet Service

Using technology from Alcatel and Ericsson, regional Telecom US West plans to start wireless internet service by the first quarter 2000.

US West said the first city to get wireless web service will be Salt Lake City, Utah after that 22 other markets, including Denver, Seattle, Portland Oregon, Phoenix and Minneapolis-St. Paul will follow.

The company has been testing limited wireless in some markets those users will immediately be upgraded to the improved service.

This new technology included SMS, or short message system which allows up to 6 text messaging channels including news, stock market, weather and sports reports.

On Wednesday, US West closed down a fraction trading at 65 1/8.