Cities and critics are sounding off on the proposed $48 billion merger between long distance giant AT&T and the No. 2 cable operator Tele-Communications Incorporated. At issue is "open access"--the proposed requirement that cable companies allow competitors to pay for use of its cable networks. AT&T and TCI say no way, while regional Internet service providers claim their livelihood depends on it.
AT&T, TCI challenged over open access |
Sparked by the proposed $48 billion merger of cable operator TCI and telephone giant AT&T, a grassroots political movement to regulate cable-based Internet service is gaining momentum.
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