At the start of his career, Dr Gamelin has worked as a senior scientist at Bellcore, the research and engineering organisation for the Regional Bell Operating Companies
The 22 companies were divided into seven independent Regional Bell Operating Companies
, RBOCs, or "Baby Bells." AT&T continued to operate its long-distance services.
Regional Bell Operating Companies
combined to form three companies (two
Cable operators like Comcast and the Regional Bell Operating Companies
see the convergence of these various services as an important source of growth, noted Hamilton Sekino, a partner in Diamond's telecom practice.
Regulators, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), apparently supported the argument that these benefits from mergers between the regional Bell operating companies
(RBOCs) exceeded their costs, that is, possible diminution in actual and potential competition.
AFS provides customized, fiber-based access bandwidth and ethernet services to companies looking to move beyond the copper loops and SONET speeds typically offered by regional Bell operating companies
(RBOCs) and interexchange carriers (IXCs).
"When we began deploying our service, we wanted to embrace a strategy that would give us some independence from the traditional Bell operating companies
," says Fergus.
Later in the decade, Bell operating companies
were forced to divest; the U.S.
Until the Bell operating companies
embraced DSL, thereby setting standards and bringing the cost of equipment down, the technology idled as merely a future possibility for small carriers.
The study also noted that the merger would further enhance the market dominance of the Regional Bell Operating Companies
. By Cingular (which is jointly owned by BellSouth and SBC and is currently the second largest national wireless carrier in the United Sates) acquiring AT&T Wireless (currently the third largest national wireless carrier) the proposed merger will create the largest national wireless carrier in the U.S.
It was built in 1985 by Torcon for Bellcore, the research group for the seven original Bell operating companies
. The building is strategically located at Exit 109 of the Garden State Parkway and is minutes away from Red Bank's vibrant downtown commercial district.