Cities, cable companies fight over technology regulation

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The cable industry won a battle against cities and counties Thursday when the state Senate passed a bill limiting local governments' ability to regulate deployment of new wireless service technology.

The Senate voted 31-8 to pass a bill pushed by the cable industry, including Cox Communications, that would prohibit local governments from levying taxes or fees for mounting micro wireless facilities on company-owned cable strands running from pole to pole.

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