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Since the dawn of the Internet age, cable providers have steadily climbed a growing piece of the phone companies' turf. But the telcos are fighting back with costly broadband networks that finally give customers a reason to cut the cable cord.

Meanwhile, as TVs and the Web come together, the battle for viewers is heating up as broadcasters fend off online services that sidestep the cable and satellite system.

The new battleground? Your television set.

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Join Globe media reporter Susan Krashinsky and telecom reporter Iain Marlow on Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET for a live discussion on video-streaming services, IPTV and how all sides -- content producers, online services such as Netflix, cable and satellite companies plan to tackle the coming changes.

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