|Re: AT&T Hangs Up - and Few Are Sorry to Say Goodbye|
4 Feb 2005 10:53:40 -0800
RamaChandra Raju Bhupathiraju wrote:|
> Tue Feb 1, 6:31 AM ET Op/Ed - USATODAY.com
> ... It was an overbearing monopoly before its breakup ...
No it was not. It's monopoly status did not result from anything
> Not since its early days has it been much of an innovator.
Most of our present day communication system owes itself to
> For much of its history, AT&T was the quintessential monopoly. It
Not exactly true. Customers DID have choices in using telegrams for
> AT&T was once, arguably, the USA's most powerful company.
It was a powerful company, but not necessarily the country's "most"
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