The American Telephone and Telegraph Divestiture: Background, Provisions, and Restructuring

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On January 1, 1984, The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) divested itself of a major portion of its organizational structure and functions. Under the post-divestiture environment the once fully-integrated Bell System is now reorganized into the "new" AT&T and seven Ladependent regional holding companies -- American Information Technologies Corp., 3ell Atlantic Corp., 3ell-
South Corp., NYNEX Corp., Pacific Telesis Group., Southwestern Bell Corp., and
U.S. West, Inc. The following analysis provides an overview of the pre- and
post-divestiture organizational structure and details the evolution of the antitrust
action which resulted in this divestiture.

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Creation Date: April 11, 1984
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: April 11, 1984
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On January 1, 1984, The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) divested itself of a major portion of its organizational structure and functions. Under the post-divestiture environment the once fully-integrated Bell System is now reorganized into the "new" AT&T and seven Ladependent regional holding companies -- American Information Technologies Corp., 3ell Atlantic Corp., 3ell-
South Corp., NYNEX Corp., Pacific Telesis Group., Southwestern Bell Corp., and
U.S. West, Inc. The following analysis provides an overview of the pre- and
post-divestiture organizational structure and details the evolution of the antitrust
action which resulted in this divestiture.

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55 pages.

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