From USA Today:
Ugly as she was, Katrina may have given
BellSouth a rare opportunity: the chance to turn one of the oldest
cities in the USA into a showcase for 21st-century communications.
Talk of how New Orleans could look some day may seem fanciful considering it may take years to make the city livable again.
Assuming New Orleans rises again, a city rebuilt
from the ground up could boast the best voice, data and video
communications infrastructure in the nation, says Bill Smith,
BellSouth’s chief technology officer.