The Roadbed Has Been Laid For The Digital Superhighway

As you surf through 500 channels on your television a few years from now, remember Judge T.S. Ellis III. Why? On Aug. 24, the U.S. district judge in Alexandria, Va., threw out a federal law that forbade Bell Atlantic Corp. from entering the TV-programming business. In so doing, he smoothed the way for a digital revolution that promises viewers hundreds of channels and dazzling interactive services.

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