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Trade groups representing large and small telecom companies on April 30 filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York to challenge a two-week-old state law requiring telecom providers to make $15 per month broadband internet available to low-income consumers in New York.

The associations, represented by Andrew Goldsmith of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, Jeffrey Lamken of MoloLamken and Jared Marx of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, argued that the new regulation is preempted by federal law.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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