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Byline: Christopher Boyd
Dec. 20--Federal regulators handed BellSouth Corp. permission Thursday to sell long-distance phone service in Florida, setting the stage for a major battle as the giant company enters a market now dominated by AT&T, WorldCom and other long-distance carriers.
The Federal Communications Commission's decision ends an era in which BellSouth was blocked from selling long distance to residential and business customers in its nine-state region. Starting Dec. 30, BellSouth plans to offer new communications packages that it says will save its Florida customers hundreds of million of dollars.
Expect BellSouth to begin offering packages …