[Air-L] Impact of AT&T divestiture on American college and

John Laprise j-laprise at northwestern.edu
Tue Oct 16 13:46:18 PDT 2007

There is probably information available prior to the scope of your research.
The long distance market began to be deregulated in the early 1970's and at
that time AT&T's competitors were trying to offer cheaper service
provisioned with satellite and microwave links rather that the wireline
links offered by AT&T. Later-on dorms were probably considered by carriers
to be profit centers. High density living space with tech ready
consumers...easy to wire up, relatively. If you can strike a deal with the
university there are no last mile issues...you dig a trench anywhere you
want because the University says its ok.

John Laprise
Ph.D. Candidate
Media, Technology, and Society
School of Communication
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

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