December 11, 2019
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|T-Mobile+Sprint? Just Say NO!
T-MOBILE WANTS TO BUY SPRINT
T-Mobile and Sprint are the little guys in the cable business. You
probably already know that AT&T and Verizon are the big boys, with
lots of muscle. Verizon Communications was founded in 2000 by two
blockbuster firms: Bell Atlantic Corp and GTE Corp.
The American Telephone and Telegraph company was named by Alexander Graham
Descendants of founding members, and a vast number of stockholders
owned AT&T and every Bell telephone system, until 1982.
That was when the Supreme Court ruled that this monopoly
contravened the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1880. Heretofore, “Ma
Bell” could arbitrarily raise rates when the notion struck her, which was
Henceforth, the many Bell operating companies had to split into
competing entities. AT&T could vie for the “long distance,”
telephone business, for which competitors soon emerged. The cost to make
long distance calls declined.
If the purchase of Sprint by T-Mobile is allowed, there will be one
less competitor in the marketplace and the price for internet service will
increase substantially and inexorably.
Prior to 1901, great corporations, led by John D. Rockefeller’s Standard
Oil Company, were well on their way to owning everything. Yes,
Once Rockefeller drove competitors out of business by offering
ridiculously cheap oil in chosen areas, he immediately socked it to the
public in those areas by applying outrageously high prices. He was
also famous for being at one time the Richest Person in the World and for
giving dimes to tykes.
In 1901, America had a boisterous, War Hero President. One of
the things for which Theodore Roosevelt is famous is his vigorous
application of the Sherman Anti-Trust act. Using it, “Teddy” broke
the backs of the big monopoly plutocrats. Just one of the many
reasons his image appears with other great Presidents on Mount Rushmore.
- Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition
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