Um, no. Ma Bell agreed to split up after fighting it for 14 years.
And exactly how did that have anything to do with the CABLE INDUSTRY coming in and basically creating the HSD industry in the US by providing people with affordable home HSD?
EVERY phone switch installed for the last 30 YEARS has been capable of ISDN, yet the phone companies REFUSED a general roll out of it, until it was to late and the cable companies made ISDN speeds look silly (and expensive). EVERY RBOC had ZERO plans to sell affordable HSD to consumers, until the cable companies jumped in.
Thank the CABLE COMPANIES for bringing competition and INNOVATION to HSD, without them you would still be paying $80 a month OR MORE for ISDN (if you could even get it).
Do you even know what you're talking about - The Feds were the ones responsible for disassembling Ma Bell back in the 80s. Do you think for one microsecond that if that had not happened the Internet would have had a snowball's hope in hell of ever becoming what it is today?