The Good Old Telephone Becomes A Hot New Web Tool

Requiring no PC, "narrowband" access takes off

The papers are chock-full of ads promoting blazing Internet connections via cable and digital phone lines. No question that broadband Net access is the future for PCs, TVs, and other information appliances. AOL, Yahoo!, and other online companies are certainly believers--they're retooling their offerings to include rich audio, video, and interactive media that will take full advantage of fatter Net pipes.

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