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FCC expands states' power to enforce telecom competition rules

[JURIST] The Federal Communications Commission Thursday voted to give states more power to enforce telecom competition regulations while requiring Bell companies to open up their phone lines to local competitors at steeply discounted rates. Watch streaming video of the FCC open meeting.

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