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Short Take: St. Louis inches toward open access

A St. Louis city alderman committee voted 7-2 in favor of a bill that would force the city's next cable franchisee to open its high-speed Internet network to competing ISPs, a controversial policy often referred to as open access, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The bill must still pass the full city board. The city's cable franchise expires next week, but could be extended for six months, the paper reported. If the bill passes, St. Louis would become the fourth local government in the nation to require open access.

A St. Louis city alderman committee voted 7-2 in favor of a bill that would force the city's next cable franchisee to open its high-speed Internet network to competing ISPs, a controversial policy often referred to as open access, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The bill must still pass the full city board. The city's cable franchise expires next week, but could be extended for six months, the paper reported. If the bill passes, St. Louis would become the fourth local government in the nation to require open access.