These Babies Can Do Without Cable

Now that the Baby Bells are edging toward more freedom to create and sell information services such as on-line computer data bases, they are casting an eye toward undoing other limitations. Among the most important is the 1984 law that bars phone companies from owning cable television properties in areas where they offer telephone service. While the Bells argue strenuously that they should be let into cable, their case is flawed.

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