Good now you see the point. You wanted 52 shell companies to deal with 52 different state laws, so you could circumvent the law. Then you would have to deal with reintegrating these companies back in to parent company (VZ) when you get the law changed. All of this cost money and time and lawyers. You seem like the type of person that likes to take the short cut in life. Sometime you can get away with that but most of the time it cost you more time and money in the end. Just think if some managers would tell their upper levels that these ideas are bs. If enough managers had a backbone we would be further ahead in the telcom game, not the shell game. This is the problem, managers leading that know nothing about telcom making deceisions that have terminal effects. You cannot have managers who do not know the tec side of the business, with no experience, making tec decisions. This is exactly why VZ is where it is at today.