SBC merged (proposed at least)
SBC and AT&T to announce merger just as Verizon and MCI did. Telecomm companies are always shuffling around. I'm pretty sure the merger will go through. In the end, it's always about providing diverse services and dealing with a large number of customers. VoIP is scheduled to be the big improvement with the merger. Once the acquisition is completed, SBC will adopt the AT&T name.
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