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  • Main Title The American Telephone and Telegraph Divestiture: Background, Provisions, and Restructuring


  • Author: Gilroy, Angele A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Economics Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1984-04-11


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 55 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Business
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Corporate divestiture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telephone
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telephone rates
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telecommunication industry
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Telecommunication


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: 84-58E
  • Accession or Local Control No: 84-58E 1984-04-11
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs9238