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Telecom Deregulation Sailing Through Legislature

Telecom Deregulation Sailing Through Legislature



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The deregulation of Utah's telecommunications market is making a final encore at the Legislature.

Senator Curtis Bramble's bill takes the regulatory handcuffs off Qwest Communications so it can fairly compete with dozens of other telecom companies.

The bill freezes Qwest's basic residential rates but lets the company establish its own pricing for other phone and Internet services without having to go before regulators each time for approval.

It's one step from final legislative approval -- after getting committee approval today in the House. The Senate gave its unanimous support last Tuesday.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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