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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What the US needs is four operators who operate nation wide networks (not just regional) so that there is real competition rather than just regionally based monopolies. Leadership won't be taken because I only need to look at some of the Nobel prize winners that exist in the congress and senate from both parties - its little wonder as to why the US is in the mess it is in today.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile: they're all national operators, even though they don't all cover a lot of space in a country that I found to be about 4000 km wide. AT&T and Verizon are both made of different parts of the original AT&T that was broken by the government way back when. They just haven't got away from their 1950s way of doing business.

I mean, honestly, Rick Santorum - in any other country would a senator be voted in who had a fetish to constantly talk about homosexuality and sexual acts? These are the types of idiots that exist in the US who are being voted in - in any other country they would be relegated to the lowest position on the list mp selection and kept at the back - far out of sight from the public.

I saw Rick Santorum before he was a senator, when he appeared with Teresa Heinz (now Teresa Kerry) to take over her dead husband's seat and he appeared to be more in touch with what Americans wanted. Two years later, he did a 180 degree turn and he was way off centre.

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