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Playing the Telecom Scramble

COMPANY         STOCK PRICE                COMMENTS
             52-WEEK      RECENT*
             HIGH & LOW

BROOKS FIBER 36 1/2 & 26  33 1/8  Strong local phone network in some
PROPERTIES                         second-tier cities. Might be a
                                   good addition for companies looking
                                   to crack the local market.

CABLE &  25 1/4 & 18 1/4  23 5/8  Major force in Britain and Asia,
WIRELESS                           making company alluring for global
                                   telecom giants hoping to enter
                                   overseas markets.

FRONTIER 33 3/8 & 25 3/8  30 5/8  Another potential target for the
                                   likes of Sprint and WorldCom.
                                   Aggressively building its local
                                   and long-distance network.                   
                                

GTE      49 1/4 & 37 3/4  43 3/8  In both local and long-distance
                                   markets. Could be an attractive
                                   partner or takeover target.

*Price as of Nov. 11
DATA: BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS, BUSINESS WEEK


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