My SBC dialtone has been flowing smoothly now for year after year. My SBC DSL has been functioning smoothly now for over two years since I hooked up. Present SBC employees have faced unimaginable "emotional upheavels " over the last 10 years (due to congressional/lobbying "raping") of the most viscious kind ... and there is GREAT hope that it may soon be coming to and end.
Now SBC is no more. SBC has become AT&T. WHY in the world would SBC become AT&T?! Because AT&T is synomonus with the Marines. The Marines are the backbone of our U.S. Military. The Marines are the guys who fight past keeping the U.S.A. the great country that its founding father's dreamed of it becoming. The Marines are an extension of General Douglas McCarther in spirit ... and so if you think the Marines or the NEW AT&T are going to just die without giving their last drop of blood for their cause ...
then sell your shares and move to another country.
This new AT&T company is going to come back to be a better company than the OLD AT&T ever hoped to be (because they were nothing more than a bunch of Army draftees ANYWAY!)