Bell System

Bell Canada mourns the loss of former BCE Chair Thomas C. O'Neill

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:45pm

MONTRAL, April 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bell team was saddened to learn today of the death of former BCE Inc. and Bell Canada Chair Thomas Charles O'Neill.

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  • MONTRAL, April 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bell team was saddened to learn today of the death of former BCE Inc. and Bell Canada Chair Thomas Charles O'Neill.
  • A renowned and well-liked leader in corporate Canada, Mr. O'Neill guided Bell's resurgence as Canada's #1 communications company during his tenure as Chair from 2009 to 2016.
  • "The loss of Tom O'Neill will be felt across the Canadian business community and particularly here at Bell where he played such an important role as our preceding Chair," said Gordon Nixon, Chair of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.
  • Mr. O'Neill retired from the BCE Board in April 2016 after serving as a Director from 2003 and as Chair from 2009.

Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to BCE board of directors

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

MONTRAL, April 2,2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to the board of directors at BCE's 2020 annual general shareholder meeting, following her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Qubec effective April 6.

Key Points: 
  • MONTRAL, April 2,2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to the board of directors at BCE's 2020 annual general shareholder meeting, following her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Qubec effective April 6.
  • Ms. Brochu has been a Director of BCE and Bell Canada since 2010 and currently serves on the Compensation and Governance committees.
  • She will remain a Director until the BCE 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders , which will be held live via webcast on Thursday May 7, 2020.
  • With Ms. Brochu not standing for re-election, 14 directors will be nominated for election at the meeting.

Verizon delivers connectivity for USNS Comfort, enabling communication and technology

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:46pm

Verizon was able to quickly enable connectivity via a secure, dedicated circuit, which allows the medical community to remain in sync with each other and patients and to support critical IT capabilities to staff.

Key Points: 
  • Verizon was able to quickly enable connectivity via a secure, dedicated circuit, which allows the medical community to remain in sync with each other and patients and to support critical IT capabilities to staff.
  • The USNS Comfort is currently deployed to New York City and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients and alleviate stress on hospitals.
  • Enabling the U.S. Navy to deliver on its mission is at the core of what we do at Verizon: we are here to serve wherever and whenever were needed, said Andrs Irlando, senior vice president and president, Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the worlds leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services.

AT&T Declares Quarterly Dividend

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3:17pm

The board of directors of AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 a share on the companys common shares.

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  • The board of directors of AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 a share on the companys common shares.
  • The dividend is payable on May 1, 2020, to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2020.
  • AT&T Communications provides more than 100 million U.S. consumers with entertainment and communications experiences across TV, mobile and broadband.
  • Xandr provides marketers with innovative and relevant advertising solutions for consumers around premium video content and digital advertising through its platform.

CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Mobility Southwest Agreement

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 1:16am

DALLAS, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership of Communications Workers of America District 6 has notified AT&T* that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T Mobility.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership of Communications Workers of America District 6 has notified AT&T* that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T Mobility.
  • The four-year Mobility Southwest (or Mobility Purple) contract covers over 7,300 Mobility employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives.
  • And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

AT&T Pays 20% Bonus to Front-line Employees; Extends COVID-19 Relief Support for First Responders, Customers, Schools & Businesses

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:40pm

As the country navigates the COVID-19 health crisis, AT&T * is continuing its commitment to its employees, customers and first responders by providing several relief offerings.

Key Points: 
  • As the country navigates the COVID-19 health crisis, AT&T * is continuing its commitment to its employees, customers and first responders by providing several relief offerings.
  • From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives.
  • Our smart, highly secure solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses nearly all of the Fortune 1000.
  • AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

Verizon to give customers learning tools and premium TV at no additional cost to assist with new at-home realities

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:21pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes millions to remain indoors, Verizon is giving individuals and families more ways to learn and stay entertained at no additional cost.

Key Points: 
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic causes millions to remain indoors, Verizon is giving individuals and families more ways to learn and stay entertained at no additional cost.
  • Customers can visit Verizon.com and follow instructions to access these engaging learning and studying services in April, as available.
  • Customers will see additional channels available in their Fios TV listings on a rolling basis starting early next week.
  • To find out more about what Verizon is doing to help its customers during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus .

The biggest names in entertainment are helping the smallest names in business

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:30pm

ET on Twitter @verizon and on Yahoo Entertainment .

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  • ET on Twitter @verizon and on Yahoo Entertainment .
  • Small businesses are being impacted in extraordinary ways as we all fight against the spread of COVID-19, said Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO, Verizon.
  • Pay it Forward Live will give all Americans an opportunity to help their favorite small businesses survive this unprecedented hardship.
  • As consumers engage, Verizon will unlock an additional $2.5 million in funds, bringing the total donation to a potential $5 million.

Bell pays tribute to Canadian telecom pioneer JR Shaw

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:56pm

MONTRAL, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -The Bell team was saddened to learn today of the death of Shaw Communications founder JR Shaw at the age of 85.

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  • MONTRAL, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -The Bell team was saddened to learn today of the death of Shaw Communications founder JR Shaw at the age of 85.
  • Mr. Shaw was a pioneer in every aspect of Canada's communications industry, from the early days of cable television to today's advanced broadband networks.
  • "JR Shaw was an inspirational entrepreneur whose vision and determination made Shaw Communications into a competitive force in Canada telecommunications," said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.
  • "We extend our heartfelt condolences to Brad Shaw, his family, and everyone at Shaw Communications on their loss."

Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:37pm

Mobile + Home Rewards benefits: customers with Verizon postpaid mobile service can enroll through Verizon Up for additional benefits and discounts.

Key Points: 
  • Mobile + Home Rewards benefits: customers with Verizon postpaid mobile service can enroll through Verizon Up for additional benefits and discounts.
  • Specifically:
    For Verizon consumer and small business postpaid unlimited customers, 15GB of 4G LTE hotspot data will be added to your current plan.
  • For small business customers of 50 lines or less, plans eligible for the data boost include, More Everything, Verizon Plan 1.0, Verizon Plan 2.0, New Verizon Plan for Business, Flexible Business, the Verizon Unlimited Plan and all Business Unlimited plans.
  • To find out more about what Verizon is doing to help its customers during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus .