Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 22:03 UTC
Legal It was more or less not a question of if, but when, and now we're here: the US Department of Justice is said to launch an investigation into the US telecommunications industry to see if the two biggest players, AT&T and Verizon, are abusing their market position. Even though Apple is not a target for the probe, the usually trustworthy Wall Street Journal states that the iPhone/AT&T deal will also come under scrutiny [subscr. req.].
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by Phloptical on Wed 8th Jul 2009 00:37 UTC
Phloptical
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2006-10-10

Why does this government have a bug up it's collective a$$ for the telecom industry? Was the Ma Bell debacle in the 80's not enough? Did deregulation really benefit the public? The short answer....no. It got a lot of people laid off....and in the end, AT&T is almost as large now as it was back then, from buying back all the baby bells.

I'm all for lower prices for cell phones, as it's a ridiculous over-inflated monthly charge for a service that costs the company extremely little to provide and maintain.

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