<< by Tad Miller on July 8th, 2011
Before I was in Search Engine Marketing, I spent 9 years as a Paralegal working mostly in the area of Telecommunications Regulation both at the state utility commission level and at the FCC level. On several occasions the law firms I worked for were engaged to oppose the merger of phone companies and sometimes to apply for and advocate for the merger or acquisition of phone companies.
The level of “importance” that local and long distance phone service played in peoples lives in those days was practically a matter of life and death to the general public – at least that’s how all of documents supporting or opposing those mergers made it sound. In those days it really wasn’t that overstated.
The world has changed a lot in a very short time. People aren’t even getting land line phones, they are getting mobile phone lines and often the only “hard-wired” connection from a phone company to a house is a data line i.e. DSL or Cable Modem.