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

  • From: David Schwartz
  • Date: Sun Mar 18 14:07:53 2001


David Lesher wrote:

> 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.

	Perhaps I'm being dense, but I can't figure out what your point is or why
you think this refutes the paragraph above.

	DS






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