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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.

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In announcing its decisions, the RBOC fisted several criteria that had guided its selection of Reserve Bank cities and District boundaries.
These changes were not widely foreseen twenty years ago, when the Act envisioned a market with long distance companies competing against the RBOCs using UNEs.
Obsessed With Customers and About Competitors: Develop the kind of relationship with new global customers that had already been established with AT&T and the RBOCs, but do so in a few years rather than a hundred years.
TABLE 2 Availability of Packet Switching by ILECs Packet Switching: 2001 (a) RBOC Medium (b) Small Total No 3,689 (50%) 1,717 (72%) 3,458 (83%) 8,864 (63%) Yes 3,734 (50%) 657 (28%) 723 (17%) 5,114 (37%) Total 7,423 2,374 4,181 13,978 (a) This table is for the 13,978 ILEC wire centers included in the data set.
For my purposes, these are equivalent to the RBOCs listed in the Twombly complaint.
Builders who may still be scratching their heads over triple-play services--or who are just outright skeptical about the technology--should know that there will never be a perfect universe when it comes to dealing with the RBOCs or the cable companies, so now may be as good a time as ever to consider offering the new bundle.
In order to obtain a clearer view of the impact of RBOC entry into long distance on CLEC entry into local telephony, Table 6 presents the coefficient estimates obtained from the aggregate and disaggregate models in terms of their marginal effects.
These markets are dominated by incumbent monopoly franchise carriers, particularly--in most major markets--the former regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs).
Over $160 billion of CLEC market capitalization and another $50 billion of CLEC investments in plant and equipment was wiped out at the cost of only $2.2 billion in fines paid by the RBOCs.
The CLECs appear to have the momentum in winning digital subscriber line (DSL) customers from RBOCs. While losing some battles, however, RBOCs--with the inherent advantage of lines, equipment and customer base--could well win the war.
US West had 110,000 of those lines, second only to SBC, which includes the former RBOCs Southwestern Bell, PacificBell and Ameritech, as well as CellularOne, SNET and Nevada Bell.
And during the same period, BellSouth, an RBOC, acquired several wireless companies in its regional market.