Guess Who's Out Front On The I Way

Back when Ma Bell was split up 10 years ago, U S West Inc. was something of a stepchild among the seven Baby Bells. It got the least-populated region--14 states of plains and rugged mountains. Half its lines are in communities of less than 100,000 people. Its biggest urban area, Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the 15th largest in the U.S. Jokes John O'Farrell, vice-president for corporate strategy: "There are more sheep than people."

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