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

Heidelberg, Chris Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Tue Oct 16 14:41:23 PDT 2007

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. 

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There is probably information available prior to the scope of your
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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