BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
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WorldCom Targets the Digital Home


WorldCom (WCOM) is investing $10 billion so it can offer consumers high-speed Internet access, digital TV, and other interactive services. Here's how WorldCom plans to do it:

Digital Subscriber Lines: DSL is a regular copper phone line souped up with a digital modem that runs at least five times faster than a dialup connection. A faster version, known as VDSL, can transmit digital TV.

Fixed Wireless: By placing a small radio antenna on a customer's roof or window, users can get high-speed Net access or digital TV at a lower cost than cable TV or DSL. It's a practical alternative in rural areas, where it's expensive to lay cable.

Mobile Wireless: WorldCom has invested in Metricom (MCOM), to provide mobile high-speed Internet connections for computer-laptop users.



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