Commentary: Regulators Should Discipline Telecom Brats

Cable television rates are up. The Baby Bells--with their stranglehold over local phone business intact--may raise prices, too. And long-distance giant AT&T seems to have decided it's better off merging with a Baby Bell than trying to crack the local-phone market on its own. Is this the brave new world of competition foreseen by the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996?

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