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The plaintiff in this case is the City of Bristol, Virginia, doing business as the Bristol Virginia Utilities Board (“City”). The City filed a complaint against Mark L. Earley, Attorney General of Virginia, and against the Commonwealth of Virginia, requesting a declaratory judgment that a Virginia statute prohibiting the City from providing fiber optic telecommunications services to the public is preempted by the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (“Telecommunications Act” or “Act”), 47 U.S.C.A. § 253(a) (West 1991 & Supp. 2000). By order dated February 2, 2001, the Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association was added as a party defendant in response to its motion to intervene under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24.
Strategic Technology Infrastructure for Regional Competitiveness in the Network Economy Cover
Strategic Technology Infrastructure for Regional Competitiveness in the Network Economy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, under the aegis of its eCorridors Program, has released the output of a series of studies on issues surrounding the investment and development of strategic telecommunications infrastructure for communities.
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