Dangerous Living In Telecom's Top Tier

By finally capturing long-distance transmission company WilTel after three months of negotiations, LDDS Communications Inc. has opened the door to new speculation. It could continue growing and vie with Sprint and MCI for the share of the long-distance market that dominant AT&T doesn't control. Or it can wait for a Baby Bell to gobble it up when Congress clears the way for them to compete in the long-distance business. Sprint, MCI, or even an information-services company such as Electronic Data Systems Corp. also might be potential LDDS acquirers.

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