With forty-five years of decline, the urgency of dismantling of the telecoms operator AT&T seems to be obvious. To get a phone line, it had to be a customer of AT&T. there was no alternative. To buy a phone, it also had to provide with a subsidiary of AT&T, the name of Western Electric. Nicknamed "Ma Bell", the company founded by the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, was owner and operator of the unique american network.
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In 1974, under a republican Administration, the Justice department invoked the Sherman act against monopolies. The trial was concluded by a friendly settlement agreement in 1982. This year, judge Harold Green has validated the terms of the decommissioning workforce of the monopoly from 1 January 1984. Any procedure of dismantling against the Gafa promises to be even longer, because the more complex.
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