The 'Heartbreak' of Telecom Mergers

Gibbons, Kent
June 2006
Multichannel News;6/12/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 24, p16
Focuses on the comment of R. Adam Kane, president of competitive local-exchange carrier Aspire Telecom Inc., on the merger of telecommunications firms AT&T and BellSouth Corp. Background on Aspire Telecom; Position of lawyers and consumer group officials on the merger; Significance of phone companies for the survival of firms like Aspire.


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