A Slippery Slope: The Long Road to the Breakup of AT&T

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    A comprehensive examination of the events that led to the Bell System breakup...Argues that divestiture was the culmination of a long process of change in telecommunications policy that began several decades ago. Associates new technologies, economic pressure, and social and political developments as the driving stimulus inducing a change that was a process of gradual evolution rather than programmed revolution in national telecommunications policies. Journal of Economic Literature This book presents, for the first time, a complete history of the events that led to the breakup of the Bell System on January 1, 1984. Henck and Strassburg, each of whom has a lifetime of experience in the telecommunications field, correct the popular misconception that the divestiture of AT&T was an isolated event which by itself brought about the confusion and occasional chaos besetting the average telephone user. Rather, they demonstrate, it was the culmination of a process of change in telecommunications policy that began several decades ago.

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    Number of Pages: 290
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780313260254
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    Listed in: Media, information & communication industries
    Publisher: Greenwood Press

    Books by F.W. Henck

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