Saturday September 19, 2020

Ask not for whom Ma Bell tolls

AT&T’s merger deal with Time Warner could be undone

30th October, 2016
Chairman, CEO and president of AT&T Randall Stephenson Pic: Getty

AT&T earned the nickname Ma Bell through its ownership of the group of companies, originally founded by Alexander Graham Bell, which once held a near monopoly over the telephone system in the US and much of Canada. The US Department of Justice took a long, hard look at its dominant position in the early 1980s and decided it was time to take action.

In this instance, it was an anti-trust action which led...

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