Midnight Deal: Static over the AT&T accord

Static over the AT & T accord

One of the many controversial issues tossed at Ronald Reagan last week was the tentative settlement of the Justice Department's six-year-old antitrust suit against A T & T that had been reached during the last days of the Carter Administration. Ma Bell's competitors immediately voiced fears that Carter officials had made too many concessions to A T & T in their rush to wrap up the case before the new President took office. Said William McGowan, chairman of MCI Telecommunications, which is battling Bell for the long-distance telephone market: "It sounds like a slap on...

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