Wow, Verizon is actually a spin off or break up of AT&T. So AT&T was so successful they were forced to break up. And one of the companies spin off’s turns around and merges with GTE and becomes one of the nation’s largest telephone companies again? How is that possible? I guess when your successful…you’re just successful. Enjoy. The History of Verizon.
So AT&T was started by the person who actually invented the Telephone. Alexander Graham Bell. At one point AT&T offered Western Union the whole company and all the rights to it for a 100 grand at the time(2-3 Million todays dollars). Sometimes people don’t know or cant see things when there right in front of their face. Either way as with any successful enterprise as the company grew many anti-trust lawsuits popped up which the company had to deal with. So don’t take my word for it, go on and read about the company……History of AT&T