Friday, December 30, 2016

📞 1899 :: Dec. 30 :: American Bell becomes AT&T

American Bell (MA) becomes AT&T (NY). Massachusetts' law restricted the financial structuring of American Bell; New York law was more progressive. In order to allow Bell to continue to grow, AT&T "acquired the assets of American Bell, and became the parent company of the Bell System," moving from Boston to NYC. AT&T had capitalization of $70m. See Cybertelecom.
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