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Local phone firms push new Net services

Following unsuccessful attempts to be big players in the dial-up Net market, Baby Bell companies are looking to tap the high-speed market with new deals.

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Following unsuccessful attempts to be big players in the dial-up Net market, Baby Bell companies are looking to tap the high-speed market with new deals.

"This project will allow us to achieve the kind of growth we're looking for with DSL."

- Steve McGaw, SBC managing director for corporate development

 


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