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# According to analysts, an alliance between three major

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.
A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
C. at much higher speeds as are
D. at much higher speeds than that
E. at speeds much higher than are

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.
A. with speeds much higher than is
is - singular verb. Speeds - plural subject.

B. with speeds that are much higher than are
that are is redundant (that = speed).
Moreover, Companies receive data at speeds ...
They received us with open arms.

C. at much higher speeds as are
higher....than is correct; higher ...as is not correct.

D. at much higher speeds than that
A verb is required after than to support the phrase 'currently possible' and it should be plural. That would not help in this case.

E. at speeds much higher than are
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