Comparison Of AT & T And Whatever Happened To Antitrust

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// Top of Form 1 [pic][pic] Bottom of Form 1 AT&T and Whatever Happened to Antitrust? By Mark Lloyd | April 5, 2006 http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html/print.htmlPrint ."."Email http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html&title=AT&T and Whatever Happened to Antitrust?http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html&title=AT&T and Whatever Happened to Antitrust?http://twitter.com/share?count=horizontal&counturl=http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html&text=AT&T and Whatever Happened to Antitrust?&url=http://ampr.gs/epu6AI&via=amproghttp://twitter.com/share?count=horizontal&counturl=http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html&text=AT&T and Whatever Happened to Antitrust?&url=http://ampr.gs/epu6AI&via=amproghttp://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url=http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/04/b1530843.html&title=AT&T and Whatever Happened to…show more content…
Now SBC/AT&T has announced the intended purchase of BellSouth. This would make the new AT&T the largest telecommunications corporation in the United States. The proposed merger would recombine four of the old Baby Bells. The new AT&T would provide local and long distance wireline telephone service in 22 states. AT&T would also control the largest wireless telephone service, Cingular. And, as mentioned in a previous column, AT&T seeks to control a sizeable share of our broadband access to the Internet, and to provide television service. In short, AT&T seeks to become what Sherman most feared, a king over the sale of communications services, surely one of the “necessaries” of modern

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