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Fortnightly Magazine - February 1 1999

high, who's going to buy them? We don't have to sell to every single person in the United States for this thing to be a home run. There are individuals all over the place that are calling us up on a regular basis. Our web site gets 2,500 hits a day. In September we started taking a list of names and addresses of people who were just interested in buying and we're now nearing 10,000. The market's there."

Joseph F. Schuler Jr. is senior associate editor at Public Utilities Fortnightly.

But Will It Be Telemarketed?

"GTE is offering a new service. A premium service ¼ there will be an extra charge of course. Your phone does not ring."

- Virginia Sheffield, GTE Business Development & Integration

Hanging On To Obsolescence

"Contrary to some critics of the industry, the Holy Grail of competition doesn't mean there's something wrong with the regulated monopoly structure. It's only outgrown its usefulness."

- Anthony F. Earley Jr., DTE Energy Co. and Detroit Edison Co.

Psyching Up Regulators For Competition

"Get a food taster and a good shrink because it's going to be a long haul."

- Nora Mead Brownell, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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