Baby Bells NPR''s Larry Abramson reports on the aftermath of the breakup of the Bell Telephone Company monopoly . While there is healthy competition to provide long-distance service, the so-called "Baby Bells" still control one very vital component of the phone system: the wires that go into customer''s homes. These lines are supposed to be open to competition, but this has proved difficult to achieve and to enforce.
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Baby Bells

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Baby Bells

Baby Bells

Baby Bells

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR''s Larry Abramson reports on the aftermath of the breakup of the Bell Telephone Company monopoly . While there is healthy competition to provide long-distance service, the so-called "Baby Bells" still control one very vital component of the phone system: the wires that go into customer''s homes. These lines are supposed to be open to competition, but this has proved difficult to achieve and to enforce.