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AT&T

One of the largest providers of landline telephones, mobile phone service, Internet, and cable in the United States. It traces its origins to the Bell Telephone Company, established by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875. By the second decade of the 20th century, it was approaching near monopoly status over the telephone industry. In 1913, it agreed to acquire no more competitors without the approval of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 1982, it was ruled that AT&T was engaging in anti-competitive activities, and the company was forced to divest itself of many of its assets. In 2005, the company was acquired by one of its former subsidiaries, which took the name AT&T. It presently controls much of what it originally did before the monopoly settlement. See also: Baby Bell.
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The reality is that the BOCs are abusing their control of local bottleneck facilities the same way that the old Bell System abused its power prior to Divestiture.
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The deal continues a reassembling of the Bell System that was foreshadowed by the overhaul of the nation's telecommunications laws in February and began in earnest earlier this month when SBC Communications and Pacific Telesis announced they would become the first of the seven Bell companies to join forces.
We think it will show there is no significant difference in local telephone competition now than was the case when the government broke up the Bell System in 1984.