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Utility Regulators Give Up Oversight of Landlines in Florida

   More people are giving up their home phones in favor of cell phones. Now, state utility regulators are stepping away from their oversight of landline telephone service.

Legislation passed earlier this year deregulated certain telecommunications in Florida. WLRN Miami Herald reporter Gina Jordan tells us the Public Service Commission this week repealed its own rules to comply with state law.

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Paul D. Harvill

I still have the land line.

If the bill goes up, then I am cancelling and going solely to cellular.

Embarq -- you are forwarned.

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