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Resource ID: #19039
Subject: Telecommunications
Source: Washington Monthly
Date: 1-Oct


By allowing new competitors into the local phone market, the 1996 telecom act helped create the new telecom economy. But it contained a fatal flaw that allowed the Bells to control new entrants' access to customers, even as these two compete for the same customers. The result is that the Bells are dominating the market and able to drive new telecom companies out of business.

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