Commentary: Wireless Can Put Competition On Speed Dial

But only if the FCC keeps up the pressure on the Baby Bells

James Wilson is the kind of guy who makes Federal Communications Commission Chairman William E. Kennard's day. When the House committee lawyer and his wife bought a house in Washington three months ago, they bypassed local phone giant Bell Atlantic Corp. and went completely wireless. They make all their calls via a Sprint PCS wireless phone. At $50 a month for 500 minutes, they pay about the same as they did before they cut the cord. "We decided to take a leap of faith, and it worked," he says.

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