What is it about?

The AT&T divestiture in the late 1980s opened the floodgates of regulatory, market, technology and behavioral changes in the telecom and later all information technology markets. This paper is a pioneering and insightful look into these momentous changes.

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Why is it important?

Most aspects of contemporary information and communication technologies, especially in terms of media and telecom, can be traced to the 1980s AT&T divestiture. This paper is a portal into these changes, and of course much more careful and detailed work -- historical, contemporary, and projective -- is needed.

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This page is a summary of: Deregulating markets and fast-changing technology, Telecommunications Policy, January 1994, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/0308-5961(94)90090-6.
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