Okay so I’m a crackpot. I freely admit it, so hold your namecalling please.
Lately I’ve been seeing commercials and billboards proclaiming the delightful merger between at&t and sbc. This on the heels of Cingular merging with at&t just last year, further limiting your choice of cell phone providers. This makes me wonder….
Since I am So Old, I remember way back in the dusty old last century when Ma Bell was forced to break into little tiny non-antitrust-law-violating pieces, thus giving birth to local phone providers (like Pacific Bell, which quietly got eaten up by sbc years ago).
I have been noticing a slow and utterly ignored progression of big fish eats little fish here, and I’m wondering
Whatever happened to the legislation that broke up these giant telephone/communications monopolies?
We still have Verizon, Cingular and T Mobile for cell phone service, but sbc ingested all telephone and dsl service long ago and now they are safely back in the bosom of at&t.
Am I just nuts? Is anybody else alarmed by this?