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GULFPORT, Miss.--Apr. 1--A New Orleans-based telecommunications company wants to make Gulfport the newest link in its planned multi-state network.
American MetroComm Corp. is seeking a franchise to hook up the city to its fiber-optic "backbone" that eventually will branch out to Texas, Alabama and Florida.
The Gulfport City Council is expected to award the company a franchise at its April 8 meeting. The company has made one pitch to the council and has met with Mayor Ken Combs.
American MetroComm wants to give subscribers in smaller communities like Gulfport access to enhanced voice, data and video services that are available in large …