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January 3, 2005 Monday 6:15 AM

London (CBS.MW) — Cable company United Pan-Europe communications (UPC), owned by Denver-based UnitedGlobalCom (ucoma), will not be forced to allow Dutch telecoms operator KPN (nl:00908) access to its cable network in the Netherlands.

The Dutch industry regulator Opta dismissed a lawsuit by KPN, ruling instead that negotiation options between the two companies had not been exhausted, the Wall Street Journal reports.

KPN wants to gain access to UPC's high-speed infrastructure to transmit digital television and radio. KPN shares were up 0.6 percent in Amsterdam morning trade.

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