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

Heidelberg, Chris Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Wed Oct 17 14:12:05 PDT 2007


One of the best books is from the Center for Public Integrity. I can't
recall the title but it deals with the legislative agenda of the media
industry. I will try to find it. I cited it and read it cover to cover.
Lots of scandals, crooks, and bribes in the industry and those are the
good guys. LOL!

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MCDONALD-KNWRTHY
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and isn't it ironic... now Verizon is owner of MCI... and MCI used to be
owner of WorldCom, (I'm NOT going to say how much Bernie Ebbers screwed
up my retirement before he went to jail)... W-com  bought UUnet, which
bought Compuserv... and I've worked with ALL of them... including Qwest,
which bought LCI (a local Ohio company, originally)... and Lucent, which
was the equipment maker of the original AT&T... and then there are all
those "baby bells" who when the break-up happened, all were teh "local
and regional" telcos (LATAs), while AT&T took the long distance part..
there is so much "incest" in this industry... and there are so many
buyouts from so many of the "babies"... buying each other...  very hard
to keep up!!!! but I loved all the work I did with them all!! (was tech
writer and project manager before back to school to research).  There is
plenty of stuff written about the telecom industry...  

Nancy McDonald-Kenworthy, GA
CSTW Writing Center Tutor
www.cstw.org Ohio State University

----- Original Message -----
From: "Heidelberg, Chris" <Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 5:41 pm
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Impact of AT&T divestiture on American college and

> You are correct John! MCI began making noise with its microwave 
> technology in 1968 and AT&T has actually almost reconstituted itself 
> with the exception of Verizon cities and some Quest locations. The 
> question becomes why did AT&T breakup to reform! I wrote about this in

> my literature review for my dissertation.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of John Laprise
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:46 PM
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> and 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

> wirelinelinks offered by AT&T. Later-on dorms were probably considered

> by carriers to be profit centers. High density living space with tech 
> readyconsumers...easy to wire up, relatively. If you can strike a deal

> with the university there are no last mile issues...you dig a trench 
> anywhereyou 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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