Antitrust Concerns May Delay Telecom Bill

Law360, New York (June 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a development that threatens to further delay the passage of a far-reaching telecommunications bill, Senator Arlen Specter wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to weigh in on antitrust issues raised by the bill.

The Senate is scheduled to vote next week on the bill, which would streamline telephone companies’ access to the market for video services.

In a hearing Tuesday, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) touted the latest version of the bill and urged its passage.

“Everything I’ve read says we’re behind the world on broadband,” Stevens...
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