Financing the Information Age: London TeleCity, the Legacy of IT-82, and the Selling of British Telecom.

@article{Ward2019FinancingTI,
  title={Financing the Information Age: London TeleCity, the Legacy of IT-82, and the Selling of British Telecom.},
  author={Jacob Ward},
  journal={20 century British history},
  year={2019}
}
  • J. Ward
  • Published 1 September 2019
  • Economics, History
  • 20 century British history
This article is a history of the privatization of British Telecom. BT's privatization occupies a central position in histories of Thatcherism as a pivotal moment in Thatcherism's ideological focus on popular capitalism. These histories, however, overlook the important intersection of financial institutions and information technology policy in shaping BT's privatization. Financial institutions in the City of London formed a lobbying group, the City Telecommunications Committee, that pressured… 
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