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Free From State Regulation - FCC Decision on DSL

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld)
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 12:20:15 -0500

Free From State Regulation Will FCC decision on DSL carry a larger

The Federal Communications Commission has ruled, in a 3-2 vote yet to
be announced, that states no longer had authority to regulate digital
subscriber lines offered by BellSouth and other providers, as reported
in the Los Angeles Times this decision, companies such as BellSouth
would no longer be required to sell high-speed Internet service to
voice customers of rival firms. "The larger impact is that it would
put the commission on record saying that there should be a national
broadband policy and not one any state could opt out of," said
BellSouth spokesman Bill McCloskey.

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