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Charlotte, Atlanta….Berlin?
Second-tier players in the long-distance game–including Rochester’s own Frontier–might profit from pending U.S. telecom reform, says an Aug. 14 Business Week article. That’s especially true should they serve as fodder for hungry heavyweights like the seven Baby Bells or European carriers, who look to gain instant entry if the markets are opened to regional Bell companies or if foreign ownership restrictions are dumped.
In the article, top dog Ron Bittner says nearly every telecom player in Europe, looking for a foothold in the U.S. market, has contacted Frontier.
“We really have no plans now, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility,” Bittner tells BW.
Neither is moving to Charlotte, we hear.

Beer-barrel polka
Those zany engineering students are at it again.
Winners of RIT’s senior design class made a tap that tells how many beers are left in the keg. The New York Times felt the project merited a write-up in this Sunday’s Education Life supplement.
Ray Tesiero, a student on the winning team, summed up the task’s appeal this way: “What guy in college doesn’t want to do something that’s about beer?”


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