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Broward County cans broadband ordinance

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The Broward County Commission Tuesday rescinded a 1999 ordinance requiring cable companies to open their high-speed internet lines to rival Internet companies. The action is a result of federal judge Donald Middlebrooks who ruled in November that the ordinance was a violation of the First Amendment. Broward County did not appeal the decison and settled with the plaintiffs, Comcast Cable, Advanced Cable & AT&T. - Bill McConnell

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