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AT&T was government-sanctioned and eventually lost its sanction. Infrastructure is indeed the excuse for many of these so-called "natural monopolies", the argument being that only one firm could possibly afford to build out the infrastructure required for whatever. This is taught in economics courses today, at best because it sounds plausible. Yet if you look at the historical record, there are many examples of competition even within mid-sized cities when electricity service was first provided, for example. Same thing with telephone service and water.

There are almost no examples of monopolies arising in a free market. Teddy Roosevelt just went after large conglomerates, none of which were actually monopolies. Pure politics.

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