C. Michael Armstrong
chairman & ceo, at&t
Communications: The Revolution Continues
Speaking before the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston, C. Michael Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Corp. challenged Bell Atlantic Corporation's claim that it has opened its local phone monopoly to competition. Armstrong said that Bell Atlantic's attempts to open the New York local telephone market to rivals such as AT&T was fraught with problems, including missed deadlines and prematurely cutting off dial tones for some customers switching away from Bell Atlantic. Armstrong also asserted that a wave of telecommunications mergers are anticompetitive. Bell Atlantic disputed Armstrong's claims.
Story ran in Boston Globe on 11/06/98.