A Level Field For Telecom's Titans

The $12.6 billion deal to buy McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. by American Telephone & Telegraph Co. heralds the redrawing of the telecom map for the first time since 1984, when Judge Harold H. Greene presided over the breakup of AT&T. Advancing technology is quickly creating the building blocks for an "anywhere, anytime, anyone" communications system that may truly make us all neighbors in a global village.

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