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Virginia Lawmakers Pass New Muni-Broadband Rules

Lawmakers in Virginia have passed a contested carrier-backed municipal broadband bill by a vote of 72-24. The measure, which has been significantly pared down from an original version, requires muni-broadband operators to keep "transparent records." But critics say the revised bill "still favors legacy telecommunications providers like Cox Communications and Comcast over municipal providers, and could allow legacy companies to request confidential proprietary information about their competitors," according to The Roanoke Times.

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