TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: AT&T Billing

Re: AT&T Billing
Sat, 12 Mar 2005 15:17:32 -0800

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note Yet, Traditional Bell and its apologists
> keep talking complaining about what a bum deal telco is getting from the
> alternative services such as the CLECs and VOIP, etc.

> This is just IMO, but I think AT&T, SBC, etc have mostly brought on
> their own troubles over the years. PAT]

No doubt about it. They were the most arrogant suits in town in the
1950s and 60s. Had they been able to reason objectively they would
have never let Carterfone get out of hand.

Then again, their history from the late 1800s, on through WWII, made
them feel they were more powerful than the U.S. Government or any mere
private enterprise domestic corportation.

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