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    Hi all,

    FYI. Please use the link to read the rest of the arrticle....

    Take care,

    Jay

    The Secret $8 Billion Wireless Scam: How AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Game the System

    Telecom giants Verizon and AT&T have gamed the system, using regulations designed to foster competition to snatch up ever more of the wireless spectrum.

    June 16, 2011

    The Secret $8 Billion Wireless Scam: How AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Game the System | Media | AlterNet

    On May 11, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing astutely titled, "The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Is Humpty Dumpty Being Put Back Together Again?"

    At the hearing, Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, raised a fundamental challenge: “At present, four companies control nearly 90 percent of the national wireless market. The proposed acquisition would further consolidate an already concentrated market for wireless communication.”
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group
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    i can't read the article on my pre 2 - but the Canadian experience says beware - with supposedly three big carriers (but two supposedly compete while sharing a network) we have the highest bills in the world and large areas poorly covered.

    The proof is in how a little competition from some struggling new competitors is bringing costs slightly down.

    Andrew

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