Telecommunications Links

Anthea Raymond reports on Enron, an energy company that's expanding into the telecommunications business. It wants to create a market for unused telecommunications links—or bandwidths—owned by companies who only use their links for part of the day. Other companies could buy the time, and save the cost of building new connections. The plan is somewhat controversial, though, because Enron has a fiber optic network of its own....and it would be running the market as well.

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