Why do we even talk about deregulation?
It is a waste of time as AT&T and the other service provider giants only play by their own rules. Whining to FCC does nothing except get their name in trade magazines and forums.
Factually the territory phone, cable and Internet providers use was divvied up years ago when telco and cable pulled out of small and medium markets from coast to coast.
What is left is a cacophony of noisy whiners and 150,000,000 homes in rural America with very poor service. "The highest quality we can give you is 1.5/.500." Translation: We don't care about you or your poor service. We care about the money we will make by providing 100Gbps to London and Paris. We are very happy to help our partners, and pray for the day we no longer have to be bothered by insignificant customers like you and everyone else who lives in rural America.
Learn your lessons well now. AT&T was whining about the same thing in 1997. Only then it was about not wanting to sharing local rural phone lines with other long distance carriers like Sprint. In one town they shut Sprint out for a year. I lived it. After that Sprint became a cell phone provider.
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