Muni Springing Up in Conn.

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The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control Wednesday approved a plan by the city of Groton to launch cable service in five area towns, according to local newspaper The Day
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The municipal system would compete against incumbent Comcast Corp.

The DPUC ruling will allow Groton Utilities -- which will be doing business as Thames Valley Communications Inc. -- to operate a cable-TV service in Groton, Ledyard, Stonington, North Stonington and Voluntown, Conn.

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