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Stunned by a court ruling, federal regulators are scrambling to salvage a historic 1996 law

By Larry Margasak Associated Press Published:

WASHINGTON - Stunned by a court ruling, federal regulators are scrambling to salvage a historic 1996 law carefully written to spur competition between regional and long-distance telephone competitors. In a shocker of a decision Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas declared that key parts of the 1996 Telecommunications Act were unconstitutional, giv


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