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The battle over fast Internet lines

As federal regulators prepare to issue new rules governing high-speed Internet access, companies work vigorously to come up with their own broadband strategies.

As federal regulators prepare to issue new rules governing high-speed Internet access, companies work vigorously to come up with their own broadband strategies. AOL has teamed up with Bell Atlantic for DSL service, with the goal to become as dominant in broadband as it has in dial-up access.

FCC broadband proposal draws criticism
As federal regulators prepare to issue new rules governing high-speed Internet access, AT&T and MCI WorldCom warn a pending proposal could dry up investment in voice systems.

AOL's fast Net move circumvents cable
news analysis AOL's deal with Bell Atlantic to offer DSL appears to be its push to offer broadband service in spite of its wrangling with cable companies.

AOL, Bell Atlantic raise speed limit
The deal will offer high-speed Internet access over Bell phone lines in an alliance that marks America Online's breakthrough into the world of broadband Internet access.

SBC speeds DSL rollout in California
update SBC Communications says it will speed its rollout of high-speed Internet access in California and throughout Southwestern Bell's five-state service area this year.

Ameritech goes slow on high-speed lines
The telco breaks from its Baby Bell brethren with $3 billion in investments for the next year without committing to high-speed Net access.

Senator: FCC wrong on high-speed Net
Influential Sen. Conrad Burns has taken new aim at the Federal Communications Commission, charging that it has not done enough to encourage high-speed data services.