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Published: 2009-03-05

Milestones

The main drive to break up AT&T in 1984 was to end the vertical integration between manufacturing and near-monopolistic service activity. Accordingly, the

telephone market was split into a fully competitive segment of long-distance telecommunications, in which AT&T was restricted in compensation for being

authorised to keep its manufacturing activities, and a local telecommunications segment. The break-up resulted thus in the creation of the seven RBOCs (Regional Bell Operating Companies) which provided local telephony services in different geographical areas.

Published: 2009-03-05



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