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Dialing up phones' future

As Supercomm 2004 gets rolling in Chicago, the talk turns to high-speed networks and new telephone features.

As Supercomm 2004 gets rolling in Chicago, the talk turns to high-speed networks, new phone features and rising competition among the Bells, cellular providers and cable companies.

SBC plans billions on high-speed fiber

Microsoft's Internet TV technology is part of what's coming as the carrier races to keep its customers.
June 22, 2004

Tool lets VoIP providers tap Yahoo IM

update Sylantro product delivers VoIP to Yahoo IM customers--an industry first, the software developer says.
June 22, 2004

Rumble in the 'triple play' jungle

Cable companies and Baby Bells are set for a face-off over bundles that package TV, phone and broadband service.
June 21, 2004

Customers clamor for Net telephony extras

With the advent of VoIP, they're looking for new features that they couldn't get with their old phone systems.
June 21, 2004

Phone fray attracts cable industry

Cable companies hope they are up to the task of competing with the nation's local phone carriers.
June 21, 2004

Dialing through the recovery

Scores of new products and a war of words over local phone service will highlight Supercomm 2004 in Chicago.
June 20, 2004