Tend Your Own Backyards, Baby Bells

The 1990s should be the decade that the Baby Bells discover the profit opportunities right in their own backyards. The seven regional phone holding companies have ventured far afield with varied success since they were born of the 1984 breakup of American Telephone & Telegraph Co.. Overseas, Baby Bells build cable-television systems in Britain, publish directories in Israel, and operate a cellular-phone network in Moscow.

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