Swinging with the open access punches

The push for cable open access has the industry up at arms, following a demonstration by GTE and AOL that showed the process isn't as hard as opponents claim.

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Following a demonstration by GTE and AOL that showed open access isn't as difficult as its opponents have said, Excite@Home has jumped to counter the claims in its defense.

"It will only upset the financial markets, which it's already doing when you look at what's happening with?our stock."

- Excite@Home senior vice president Dean Gilbert on Oregon open access ruling


GTE-AOL claims put Excite@Home on defense
Excite@Home executives take a shot at AOL and GTE for a recent demonstration of cable "open access" and say the test won't hold up under real conditions.

Excite@Home exec takes on open access ruling
Q&A The Net-over-cable service cheers statements by the nation's top telecom regulator slamming a decision that could end exclusive relationships with cable operators.

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FCC's Kennard slams open access ruling
Federal Communications Commission chairman William Kennard predicts chaos and stymied growth for the Internet if local authorities are allowed to regulate broadband services.

GTE, AOL unveil cable ISP trials
GTE and America Online unveil a trial project they say proves cable companies can easily give outside ISPs access to their high-speed cable networks.

Cable open access fight far from over
news analysis A landmark federal court ruling over cable open access could have wide-ranging ramifications in the high-speed Internet industry--although the final outcome of the fight is far from clear, legal experts and financial analysts say.

Oregon ruling may fuel open access fight
In a decision that may give new life to the fight for open access, a federal judge rules in favor of Oregon officials who want AT&T to open its high-speed cable networks to competing Internet access providers.