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flycuban

join:2005-04-25
Homestead, FL

Scary

This is scary... I see a day when either Verizon or at&t will try and purchase the cable companies, and pretty much control all aspects of telecommunications in the US.... Video, Voice, Data, & Wireless.


rit56

join:2000-12-01
New York, NY
That's what AT&T was in the 60's, 70's, 80's until whenever it was when they split it up into all the Baby Bells. Back to the future.


djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
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reply to flycuban
said by flycuban:

This is scary... I see a day when either Verizon or at&t will try and purchase the cable companies, and pretty much control all aspects of telecommunications in the US.... Video, Voice, Data, & Wireless.

AT&T already bought and sold my cable company. It was called AT&T Broadband. They sold it to Comcast.

GTE (now Verizon) had some cable systems too.
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25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
and ATT is back in the cable business.

SBC sold off the cable properties of Ameritech, later only to build out a new network under the ATT brand. They should have just kept those properties.


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD

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