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Oh, the good old days of telecom monopoly

Oh, the good old days of telecom monopoly

Molly Wood Former Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Molly Wood
Hey, remember when AT&T owned the telecom world? Good times. Good times, in fact, that we may be . AT&T will buy BellSouth for $67 billion, making it a telecom monolith with full ownership of Cingular Wireless. And in response, Verizon could try to buy Qwest Communications and buy out Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless...and pretty soon, we'd be only one or two moves away from telecom monopoly checkmate. Then in comes the government, and we get to start the dirty little play all over again.