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Texas Lawmakers Challenge Low-Cost Internet Access

Several municipalities in Texas want to ban free and low-cost Internet connections. Critics say the service competes unfairly with larger providers, but supporters say such services give more people access to the Internet. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.
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