The FCC is beta testing a next-gen telephone network

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Federal regulators have taken their first major step in accelerating the country’s move toward high-capacity, fiber optic phone networks. In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a program of trials designed to study the effects of shifting consumers onto next-generation infrastructure that will be able to carry advanced services like HD voice calls and video.

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