- Bronze, 100 points or more
Hi every body!
I am reading " Network warrior" by OReilly press. That's what my book says;
"In 1899, AT$T acquired Bell.For almost 100 years AT$T and its Bell system operated as a legally sanctioned ,though regulated ,monoploy building what was by all accounts the best telephone system in the world.
In 1984 , a judge divided the AT$T 's bell system into 7 RBOC or baby bells. AT$T remained a long distance service provider."
1) These RBOC were allowed to offer local land line telephone service in their respective areas. For long distance
, they use AT$T as their carrier. Is it correct?
another excerpt from the book.
" The telecommunication deregulation Act in 1996, allowed RBOCs to offer local, long distance and international services.
Each of these original 7 RBOC was given region in which it was allowed to do business"
Pacific bell ca,nv
Bell Atlantic WV,va,pa,nj,de,md
In 1996, verizon bought Nynex and bell atlantic.
2) I lived in chicago , and indeed found RBOC "Ameritech" offering land line phone service. i lived in newyork too but did not find verizon offering landline phone service. May be is it because verizon bought these RBOC , but they continue to operate under the same name in their respective areas?
thanks a lot!