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Thursday, February 26, 2004


California: "Elk Grove center of telecom battle"

In a country where many cities have no prospect of getting broadband access, here's a profile of a very unusual town near Sacramento that has multiple triple-play providers:
"While Comcast provides cable and Internet connections in Elk Grove, this year the city will get two more competitors touting the "triple play" of phone, Internet and cable all on one line: Roseville-based SureWest Broadband and Frontier itself. While Comcast doesn't offer phone service yet, it is expected to. And sometime this year, Comcast is promising video-on-demand services, which SureWest already provides in some local markets, and which Frontier also promises. "


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