The company said it would no longer offer the services, as a bundle or individually, to new customers in Ohio, Missouri, Washington, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Hampshire, where almost 38 million Americans live.
That’s AT&T. My long distance carrier for 10 years+ I suppose that means for existing customers the rates will go up or stay the same but in no way be competitive. Time to find new LD.
“The ability to bundle local and long-distance services has become an essential aspect of competition in the long-distance market,” said AT&T spokeswoman Claudia Jones. “AT&T and other competitors will not be able to effectively compete in the residential long-distance market without a viable local product.”