AlakarFacts do not cease to exist when ignored
One more step...
When I worked for AT&T (4 years ago) it was already clear that they wanted out of the hardware side of the business and wanted to be a wireless/content provider. This is just one more step in that progression (or regression).
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." William Pitt the Younger