How Do You Build An Information Highway?

In 1955, a Democratic senator from Tennessee named Albert Gore spearheaded legislation to criss-cross the nation with interstate highways to secure the nation's defense and build its economy. Thirty-six years later, his son is back at it. Senator Albert Gore Jr. (D-Tenn.) wants the nation to build a whole new kind of highway system: an "information superhighway" with lanes made of glass fibers and cloverleafs of silicon.

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