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September 17, 1993 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When it comes to telephone rates, this burgeoning edge city might as well be the other side of nowhere, the distant outback, the boonies. Sure, it's just one rise in the freeway north of Los Angeles proper, but it costs as much to call there as to reach out all the way to New York City. Blame it on a lack of competition. Ten years ago, a federal judge broke up the telephone company monopoly to create competition and lower rates in what is now the $55-billion long-distance market.
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September 17, 1993 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When it comes to telephone rates, this burgeoning edge city might as well be the other side of nowhere, the distant outback, the boonies. Sure, it's just one rise in the freeway north of Los Angeles proper, but it costs as much to call there as to reach out all the way to New York City. Blame it on a lack of competition. Ten years ago, a federal judge broke up the telephone company monopoly to create competition and lower rates in what is now the $55-billion long-distance market.
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