The ATT Breakup
In the 1970s, the government brought suit
against the telephone monopoly American
Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T).
The suit resulted in the breakup of the Bell
System into the so-called “Baby Bells” and
greatly energized the telecommunications
United States v. American Telephone & Telegraph
552 F. Supp. 131 (D.D.C. 1982), aff'd in
Maryland v. United States,
460 U.S. 1001, 103 S. Ct.
1240, 75 L. Ed. 2d 472 (1983).