|Type||Public company (mostly owned by the State)|
|Slogan||Causons!, Let's Chat!|
|Location||Toulouse, Garonne-Neuve, Osage|
|Key people||David Breton, CEO & Director |
Pierre Chamois, PR Director
Information Technology Application Services
|Revenue||€15 million LE (an CCXIII) |
(roughly equivalent to fiscal 2005)
RepubliComm, the successor to La Poste, Télégraphe et Téléphone, the state-run, former monopoly of Louisianne. RepubliComm provides telegraph and telephone service, the Post having been spun-off into its own entity. RepubliComm is now branching into space-based telecommunications, bolstering its already large aerostat service. RepubliComm has only in the last decade begun plans to decentralize, creating regional, competitive daughter companies, but maintains their national headquarters in Toulouse.
Telephones were originally slow to catch on in Louisianne at first. With the shift of the capital to Paris-sur-Mizouri the decision to establish a national telegraph, and later, telephone company became apparent, and by mandate of the National Assembly and the Council, the Republican Communications Company was born in an CX. After 20 years as a governmental agency RepubliComm was born with the separation of La Poste.
By the end of an CXXXV the Republican Communications Company or TTR maintained telephone lines from Baton Rouge and New Orleans to the capital, and telegraph lines to principle cities in the northern prefectures. Exception to this was what is now Nouvelle Cournouaille which maintained extensive telegraph lines between the Mormon settlements, in part mandated by Brigham Young, that each community build the telegraph line into, through, and half-way to the next town.
Tesla-Westinghouse was deeply involved in the telephonic infrastructure, and to this day maintains service contracts with RepubliComm. Telephone lines had connected all major population centers of Louisianne by 1925, but service in the northwest was limited to the richer homes in the larger cities.
With the advent of the First and Second Great Wars, the technological level of TTR advanced allowing for radio transmission via aerostats to allow for telephone reception in the remoter reaches of Louisianne.
In late 1950, (an CLIX) the Republican Communications Company was semi-privatized, and underwent a name-change to RepubliComm. The government of Louisianne maintained and maintains a majority of the shares in the company.
With the move in the last 15 years to decentralize and increase trade, RepubliComm divested its interest in local telephone companies, maintaining its long-distance and promising cellular-phone industries. RepubliComm's local telephone service entities were spun off to become Rocheuses Télécom, Téléplaines and OzarqueTel. Other entities have begun business as well, however they are not yet significant rivals to the RepubliComm spin-offs.
With the launching of telecommunications satellites and the decreased expenditure on fuel and helium for aerostats, RepubliComm was able to post positive earnings for the first time in nearly three years.
With Louisianne's push toward space, RepubliComm has recently moved toward space-based platforms to disseminate the communications network. The first long-term satellite is Télétoile-1. Télétoile-1 has become the parent to a series of satellites, each more sophisticated. RepubliComm is working with ATOE to launch geostationary satellites to help cover the Western Hemisphere, allowing communication with North America and the fringes of Asia and Europe.