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Re: Qwest protests SBC-AT&T merger as harmful to competition

  • From: Alex Rubenstein
  • Date: Tue Apr 19 14:06:13 2005

That may be, but they are right.

Do you think anyone will benefit from Verizon+MCI? After this merger, the incumbent ILEC in a huge market area will also own the only real CAP (remember Brooks and MFS?). Isn't it bizarre that it is possible that a regulated LEC will also own an unregulated CAP, which currently competes (vigorously, I might add) with the LEC?

Do you think anyone will benefit from ATT+SBC?

Both mergers stink to high heaven. And we can probably rest assured that the FCC does not have the consumers' best interest in mind.

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Justin M. Streiner wrote:

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:

One might wonder if Qwest is a little upset about being
rebuffed by MCI in its efforts to merge the two companies.
Smells like sour grapes to me....


Alex Rubenstein, AR97, K2AHR, [email protected], latency, Al Reuben
Net Access Corporation, 800-NET-ME-36,