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Re: Tarnished Name
said by jseymour:I'd go so far as to suggest that things would have been better if AT&T had been allowed to die; but it appears that the financial dynamics of the wireless business prevented the possibility of that outcome.
Considering the fact that the real AT&T was once the premier TelCom provider in the world, I'd say the current thing's placement at the bottom of the pile is purely a result of SBC tarnishing what was once a highly-respected name.
FWIW, former SBC CEO, Ed Whitacre, was hired by AT&T prior to the 1984 divestiture, and rose to CEO of Southwestern Bell Telephone, one of the seven post breakup RBOCs. He engineered the name change to, "SBC Global Communications".
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