Court case pits AT&T against local officials

Federal judges will determine who gets access to the nation's high-speed networks following a high-profile appellate case.

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Oregon officials and AT&T executives presented arguments in a highly anticipated case over cable access. Now it's up to a panel of judges to determine who gets access to the nation's high-speed networks.

"Sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do."

- Portland cable director David Olson


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