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Byline: Christopher Boyd
Dec. 22--BellSouth Corp.'s decision this week to dump its wireless cable TV service came as no surprise to some telecommunications analysts, who saw the system as costly and the technology as outmoded.
For the giant Southeastern phone company, dropping Americast is a decision that ends -- at least for now -- a strategy of offering a bundle of communications services including telephone, Internet and television.
The wireless cable, brought to Orlando in 1998, was conceived as an alternative to conventional cable TV and direct satellite service. Digital signals are broadcast to diamond-shaped receivers, mounted on customers' homes or in their …