Internet access and digital content over cable systems got quite a boost lately with cable modem services merging and vendors releasing new hardware as the industry holds its annual Western Show. Time Warner's Road Runner and US West's MediaOne joined forces to eclipse competitor @Home, while Toshiba and Hayes unveiled set-top boxes and modems for the emerging market. In addition, a strategic shift is afoot toward content in cable modem services, and Intel launched an initiative for standardizing digital TV content.
Cable modem makers will cooperate
Big-name companies pledge that they will make cable modems that work together as reliably as today's dial-up devices.
Cable goods on display
Intel unveils digital TV plan
Toshiba gets into cable business
Hayes shows cable modems
Road Runner, MediaOne join forces
@Home teams with Microsoft
Cable modem services look to content