Cary Adickman is a Free Press legal intern, and is entering his second year at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
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Monday, August 01, 2011
AT&T to America: Let Us Take Over and We’ll Give You All Broadband
For most of the twentieth century, AT&T held a monopoly over telephone service in the United States. National sentiment at the time could best be characterized by comedienne Lily Tomlin’s puckish character Ernestine, an employee of the “Phone Company,” who famously taunted audiences: “The next time you complain about your phone service, why don't you try using two cups with a string? We don't care. We don't have to — we're the Phone Company. ”