We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed
Opposition to this merger just adds to the list of (Federal Communications Commission Chairman William) Kennard-Klein policies that ultimately will reduce innovation and choice and raise the cost of telephone services for residential customers, particularly those in rural America
I want you to know you aren't going to church with a crook.
Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international -- three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.
The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions.
We accelerated our capital spending in the fourth quarter, particularly in international and next-generation network deployment, which should not only sustain future revenue growth but also drive significant cost reductions across all communications services.
the chairman told us he would keep an open mind.
I guess the one question I will not get today is: When are you going to do anything about cellular?
Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains
We have intensified our focus on what we do best -- provide core communications services, ... Including today's announcement with EDS, over the past year we have shed virtually all of our non-communications services businesses.