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Verizon Attempts to Block City's Move to Provide Internet Access

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Verizon Attempts to Block City's Move to Provide Internet Access

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Verizon Attempts to Block City's Move to Provide Internet Access

Verizon Attempts to Block City's Move to Provide Internet Access

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Philadelphia wants to hook up the entire city with high-speed, wireless Internet access in order to spur economic development. But Verizon has successfully backed a state bill that would make it illegal for any government entity in to compete with the telecom company in providing high-speed Internet service. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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