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Task Force To Probe Phone Competition

By Compiled From Wire Services

Accusations from rivals that local phone companies are hampering competition will be investigated by a government task force that was created Tuesday.

“The task force will move quickly to investigate allegations that certain carriers are impeding competition,” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt said in a statement.

Hundt also wants the panel to determine what additional steps, if any, the agency needs to take to more effectively open the $100 billion local phone market to competition.

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