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Re: All expenses paid for hockey night to CRTC guy by Bell Breaking Bell up wouldn't do much good. Even if it levelled the playing field, the newly formed facilities division would charge as much as they could get away with anyhow.
Breaking up Ma Bell in the US didn't do all that much good anyhow. They've more or less all merged back into two companies, AT&T (which has 4 baby Bells) and Verizon (which has 2 baby bells). CenturyLink has the other baby Bell, but they're miniscule ($7b revenue) in comparison to AT&T ($127b revenue) or Verizon ($111b revenue).
AT&T and Verizon don't compete for television, telephone, or internet services. They only compete on wireless, and only then because Ma Bell didn't have a cellular network. The first US cellular network was deployed by one of the baby Bells, Ameritech (now part of AT&T).
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