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Cable access fight growing

Broward County, Florida, joins Portland, Oregon, in requiring cable companies to give ISPs access to their high-speed networks--a step AT&T says it will fight.

 

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Broward County, Florida, joins Portland, Oregon, in requiring cable companies to give ISPs access to their high-speed networks--a step AT&T says it will fight.

 


AT&T to take on Florida open access ruling
The telecom giant says it will challenge a Florida county ordinance forcing it to give competitors open access to its high-speed cable network.

Cable loses in Net access battle
Florida's Broward County votes by a 4-3 margin to require local cable operators, led by MediaOne, to open their networks to outside ISPs.

Why is AT&T alone in opposing open access?
news analysis The fight over access to cable companies' networks has taken on the characteristics of a big-money political campaign--but on the cable companies' side, only AT&T is playing a publicly visible role.

Cable firms go public with open-access fight
Thousands of Californians are introduced via advertisements to the political debate concerning the access rights of ISPs to cable television networks.