Parsons gives Forum speech

Gary Parsons, senior vice-president of corporate and public policy with MCI Communications, was the Planning Forum's guest speaker at its Oct. 21 luncheon in Toronto.Parsons spoke about the positive effects deregulation of the u.s. long-distance industry has had on the market,...

Gary Parsons, senior vice-president of corporate and public policy with MCI Communications, was the Planning Forum’s guest speaker at its Oct. 21 luncheon in Toronto.

Parsons spoke about the positive effects deregulation of the u.s. long-distance industry has had on the market, citing expanded choice, technological innovation and improved cost.

In an interview after the luncheon, Parsons said the proposed merger of Bell Atlantic and Tele-Communications in the u.s. was being watched closely by mci, adding his firm is ‘actively having discussions with cable tv operators and local telephone companies.’