said by 08034016: said by NormanS: said by 08034016:
... ever heard of the Baby bells ...
All merged and bought out since the breakup of the original Bell monopoly (AT&T).
THe breakup happened because of the Monopoly they had ...Get another provider in here that would offer me 105/25 for $ 80.00 bye Cox and that's what they're worried about.
Actually, it happened with the consent of AT&T. Under their regulated public monopoly status they were prohibited from entering certain markets, such as computers. Instead of fighting in the courts, they consented to the breakup in exchange for removal of that prohibition.
They failed at everything they tried until they were in dire financial straits, when one of their spinoffs, SBC, bought them. Now AT&T is the "parent" of four of the seven Baby Bells, and a monopoly ILEC in 22 states. Verizon is the parent of two of the seven Baby Bells, and a monopoly ILEC in every state originally covered by Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, and GTE. CenturyLink is the parent of US West, and a monopoly ILEC in much of the rest of the nation.
Get another provider in here that would offer me 105/25 for $ 80.00 bye Cox and that's what they're worried about.
Cox, like the other incumbent MSOs, just quotes Alfred E. Neuman: "What? Me worry?"--
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