AT&T using different subsidiaries and defunct names to get money out of the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit?

  • “October 26, 2004. The combined company had a customer base of 46 million people at the time, making Cingular the largest wireless provider in the United States. AT&T Wireless was then legally renamed — New Cingular Wireless Services”Wikipedia
  • “In late 2005, SBC (the majority partner in Cingular) acquired the original AT&T, and rebranded as “the new AT&T”. Cingular became wholly owned by the new AT&T in December 2006 as a result of the new AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth.”
  • BellSouth, which were the southern states like Florida and Mississippi, merged with AT&T in 2006.
  • Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio Bell — were ‘Ameritech’ and it merged with SBC in 1999, which was renamed AT&T.
  • “In July 2013, AT&T agreed to buy Cricket Wireless’ parent for $1.2 billion. — Wikipedia
Map of the Bell Companies



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bruce kushnick

bruce kushnick

New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member, IRREGULATORS; Telecom analyst for 38 years, and I have been playing the piano for 63 years.