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The Telecom Industry's Changing Landscape

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The Telecom Industry's Changing Landscape

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The Telecom Industry's Changing Landscape

The Telecom Industry's Changing Landscape

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AT&T's planned acquisition of BellSouth may sound like Ma Bell is being put back together again, but it's more about how the industry is changing. Today's telecom industry features an increasing pool of competitors battling it out in a fast-changing marketplace. Neal Conan leads a discussion on how all this affects the consumer.

Guests:

Mike Santoli, senior editor at Barron's magazine

Charles Golvin, senior analyst covering the wireless industry at Forrester Research, an independent technology consulting company based in Cambridge, Mass.

Mark Cooper, director of research at the Consumer Federation of America in Silver Spring, Md.