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2004-11-29 15:00:00

Two important, but not universally popular, steps to promote access to broadband Internet services and encourage new facilities- based broadband platforms have been taken recently by the Federal Communications Commission. The first step involves rules that will clear the way for broadband Internet service over electric power lines, usually referred to as BPL. The second says regional Bell companies do not have to give competitors access to fiberoptic lines that reach into consumers' homes....