Why is Mexico Still an International Call?

The Telecom Industry's Dirty Little Secret Is to Treat Our Closest Neighbor as If It Were Long-Distance

Don’t tell Donald Trump, but Mexico is getting a lot closer.

Even as candidates vying for the nomination of the party associated with big business call for walls separating us from our supposedly scary southern neighbor, big business itself is treating Mexico more as an organic extension of the U.S. market, and less as a foreign country.

This has long been true in how companies treat their U.S. and Mexico manufacturing operations as part of one integrated supply chain. And now consumers are on the verge of benefiting …