" ... ATandT, for instance, has suggested shutting down its old copper wire system — the only telecommunications platform that worked in some areas after Hurricane Sandy because it relies on a separate, minimal supply of electricity. ... "
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" ... Just as canals and railroads let America grow in the 19th century, and highways and airports did so in the 20th century, the information superhighway is vital for the nation’s economic growth in the 21st. The nation can’t afford to leave its future in the hands of the cartels. (David Cay Johnston, November 27, 2012. LINK) ... "
Read ARticle here:: Break Up the Telecom Cartels - NYTimes.com: " ... because ATandT’s and Verizon’s own land-based services operate mostly in discrete geographic markets, each cartel rules its domain as a near monopoly."
" ... Americans have been told that competition in telecommunications would produce innovation, better service and lower prices.
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" ... As of now huge parts of the United States will never get on the information superhighway but will rather slog along on the digital equivalent of a country road. This presents a genuine economic threat to America: the future industries and jobs that require a universal ultra-high-speed network, after all, will most likely be developed somewhere else. ... "