Baby Bell Merger -- NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports that the Federal Communications Commission has approved a merger between two of the Baby Bells-- Nynex and Bell Atlantic. The merger is possible under last year's deregulation of the local phone market...which was intended to increase competition. This consolidation may bring improved service, and the companies have agreed to encourage competitors.
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Baby Bell Merger

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Baby Bell Merger

Baby Bell Merger

Baby Bell Merger

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— NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports that the Federal Communications Commission has approved a merger between two of the Baby Bells— Nynex and Bell Atlantic. The merger is possible under last year's deregulation of the local phone market...which was intended to increase competition. This consolidation may bring improved service, and the companies have agreed to encourage competitors.