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Eric A. Hall ehall at ehsco.com
Mon Mar 6 03:05:39 UTC 2006

On 3/5/2006 7:10 PM, Steve Sobol wrote:
> Eric A. Hall wrote:
>>What are people worried about here exactly?
> The same lack of competition in telecommunications that we had in the 1980s?

Well that's an overreach. And if the primary concern is consolidation then
we should have blocked NYNEX and Bell Atlantic from merging back in 1997,
since this deal is basically SBC + BellSouth/Cingular, which is mostly
indistinguishable from the earlier one.

I think people are reacting to the brand, the AT&T ghost really, since
there's none of it left.

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