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Multiple Roots are "a good thing" - Karl Auerbach (fwd)

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Sun Mar 18 12:06:12 2001

Somewhat OT, perhaps, But I can't let this pass:

> It wasn't that many years ago in the United States when there was one big,
> monolithic telephone company.

HorsePucky.

There were in the 80's roughly 1100 independent telcos in the
US. (Can anyone say "REA"?)

There was also GTE & AllTel (who were quietly buying up many of
the 1100...) and don't forget ConTel.

Now? We are far far closer to err.. quad-opoly control of the PSTN
and the last mile than back then.



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