How divestiture deregulation affected telecommunications

Johnson, Elizabeth R.
March 1985
Marketing News;3/15/1985, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the effect of the divestiture of AT&T and the decision of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to deregulate customer premise equipment (CPE) on telecommunications. The deregulation of CPE will likely result to restriction of telephone companies' channel structure to their network. AT&T divestiture prevented Bell Operating Cos. from manufacturing equipment. The events will also lead to the emergence of alternative transmission facilities such as local area networks (LAN).


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