The US has allowed this "competition" in a business which needs none. The old ATT was a monopoly, but a carefully regulated one. Turns out that, with Broadband, there is no, absolutely no, reason to have more than one carrier. Of course, that carrier might be regional, and other regions could have their "regulated monopoly." Just think of the millions dumped into TV adds for phone service. That is all money wasted, every company just duplicated others, and just adds unnecessary costs. i just want one, a very good one, provider. It could be Verizon or Japanese Telecom, or Mars Communications. I don't need daily advertisements for me to "switch". I just want a reliable phone service, that has coverage all over the world. Certainly all over the US. I have ATT service, and when I go to my Colorado cabin, which has no service, there are long stretches along the road where cell phone service just does not exist. In my opinion, I am getting very little for my very much cost. I would like to have the Feds give anybody wanting to get into the business 6 months to get the entire country covered, and, if they did not, the Feds would cancel their license. Certainly, Senator Bernie stands with me and the rest of the country. The fact he joined in a picket line just makes him look better and better. Having a sleeze for a CEO is predictable.