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Regulators Eye Fees for High-Speed Phone Service

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Regulators Eye Fees for High-Speed Phone Service

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Regulators Eye Fees for High-Speed Phone Service

Regulators Eye Fees for High-Speed Phone Service

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High-speed Internet connections such as DSL or cable allow people to bypass the local telephone company and get unlimited local and long-distance calling from broadband phone companies. The service is cheaper than traditional phone service. But regulators are likely to require these broadband companies to pony up the fees that traditional phone companies now pay. Jon Kalish reports.