The number of local phone lines operated by the Bells declined about 1.3% during the third quarter, compared with a gain of 1.1% last year.DATA
Sales of corporate data-networking services slowed, too. Revenues from data grew an estimated 18% in the third quarter, down from 25% in the fourth quarter of 2000.DSL
The Bells added 432,000 new high-speed Internet access customers during the third quarter, down from a peak of 559,000 in the fourth quarter of last year.WIRELESS
The Bells' wireless businesses added 942,000 new customers during the third quarter, down from a peak of 2.1 million reached during the fourth quarter of 2000.