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COMSAT General Reduces
MARISAT Telex Rate
COMSAT General Corporation, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, Southwest,
Washington, D.C. 20024, has an- nounced that, effective Thursday,
June 8, it has reduced its charges for commercial telex services via the MARISAT satellite system by one-third, from $6 to $4 per min- ute. This action by the satellite communications company ad- vanced by nearly six weeks the effective date of its new, lower telex rate. COMSAT General had announced earlier that the new rate was to become effective Au- gust 1.
The $2-per-minute rate cut is
COMSAT General's first rate re- duction since commercial MARI-
SAT service began in 1976. It applies to COMSAT General's regular telex service and its
COMTEX service between the contiguous United States and ships or offshore facilities at sea equipped to operate with MARI-
SAT satellites. COMTEX is a special ship-to-shore telex / mail service.
Unaffected by the announce- ment is COMSAT General's plan to effectively reduce the cost of its MARISAT telex and telephone service to and from Hawaii by including Hawaii in its rate struc- ture for the 48 contiguous states, effective August 1.
The MARISAT System, in op- eration since mid-1976, provides high-quality satellite communica- tions to the U.S. Navy and the commercial shipping and offshore industries. COMSAT General, which also serves as Systems
Manager, offers telex, as well as telephone, facsimile and data com- munications to maritime users via
MARISAT. The System is inter- connected with worldwide voice and record networks.
MARISAT satellites are posi- tioned in geostationary orbits over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian
Oceans. Shore stations for com- mercial maritime traffic are at
Southbury, Conn., and Santa
Marinette Marine Corp.
Names Jennifer Blair
Marinette Marine Corporation,
Marinette, Wis., has announced the appointment of Jennifer Blair to the position of supervisor- contracts administration. She will be responsible for data require- ments for all contracts.
Mrs. Blair joined Marinette Ma- rine in March of 1975, and served in the capacity of clerk-contracts administration. She is an honor graduate of Michigan State Uni- versity, holding a Bachelor of Sci- ence degree. She is also a member of Omicron Nu, honorary home economics sorority.
North Atlantic Ports Assn.
Election Of Officers
Martin C. Pilsch Jr., port di- rector, Massachusetts Port Au- thority, Boston, Mass., has been elected as president of the North
Atlantic Ports Association at a meeting held June 15 in Balti- more, Md.
The other officers include Wil- liam J. Torpey, general manager,
Fall River Port Authority, 1st vice president; Walter C. Boyer, deputy port administrator, Mary- land Port Administration, Balti- more, 2nd vice president; Capt.
C.Y. Storer, general manager, op- erations, Marine Terminals De- partment, Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, secretary; and Arthur W. Jacocks, director of traffic, Virginia Port Author- ity, Norfolk, Va., treasurer.
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