This guy has no clue about the telecom industry. The Powers that be have "forced" the RBOCS to give up the store to the competition, and the RBOCs are still in Business, but one of our major competitors, mci, part of wcome, is going under. This was one of the companies that brought the Bell System inot court in the first place. They wanted into the telecom industry, used the courts to get into it because they couldn't do it on thier own and they failed. But, you wouldn't know about that.