divestiture

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divestiture

n. the court ordered or voluntary giving up of a possession or right, which is a common result in an anti-trust action to prevent monopoly or other restraint of trade.

See: abridgment, garnishment
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A click on a specific region takes the user to the appropriate search screen for the RBOC serving that area.
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Under the MFJ, waivers can be granted by the decree-supervising federal district court when such factors as new technology and emerging market forces demonstrate "no substantial possibility" of anticompetitive conduct by the applying RBOC in the market it seeks to enter.
Metrobility Optical Systems today announced that Home Telephone Company has selected Metrobility's Ethernet access solution to provide managed Ethernet services to local government and business, and to create a managed demarcation point between Home Telephone and the neighboring RBOC network to better serve customers by simplifying their service deployments and ensuring high quality of service.
There is a recent and dramatic change in RBOC purchasing habits.