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cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9
reply to JasonOD

Re: AT&T doesn't know how to compete

They didn't "compete" with anything. They started out as a protected monopoly... Regional Bell Operating Companies ("RBOC") and as one of few Long Distance companies. They sleazed their way into wireless the way only people with billions can... they bought up all the real estate (and more than a few politicians.) How many wireless carriers have been bought up by AT&T to make today's AT&T Wireless?

If we're pointing fingers, we should be shaming every carrier. They all buy up spectrum and then sit on it. The FCC really should police this better, but a) they have no real power, and b) they're bought and sold just like the spectrum.


Cobra11M

join:2010-12-23
Mineral Wells, TX

In the end AT&T and any other mono company always pays the price.. AT&T hasn't for a while but in the long run will and so will Verizon..

Once when customers realize theirs more choices then what their getting you will see these 2 drop.. but where still a long way from that.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to cramer

Verizon started out as a RBOC and look where they are at. But i guess its okay that its a different company eh?


cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:9

What's your point? How are they any different??? They have the same roots and have done basically the same thing to get where they are today.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Communications