Here is an insider's account of the telecom industry and the true story of a telecom industry executive turned Wall Street analyst, just as the stock market bubble was beginning to burst. Thomas J. Lauria was a Wall Street analyst covering the white-hot telecom sector during the stock market bubble of 2000. 'The Fall of Telecom' revisits the telecom industry's historic and humble beginnings as part of the monopolistic Bell System and brings us into the life of a telecom industry executive turned Wall Street analyst, just as investor euphoria with technology stocks was starting to unravel. He shares many personal reflections on his time in industry and on the Street. This book will appeal to investors, business executives, former industry employees, and students of business history and the global telecom industry. It ends with a summary of valuable lessons and a Q&A discussion with the author.