Cable Bureau Takes Lead on Open-Access Report

Hearn, Ted
July 2001
Multichannel News;7/2/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p10
W. Kenneth Ferree, the new cable bureau chief at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has won an internal policy debate within the 2,000-person bureaucracy over control of the report on cable open access, according to sources. For months, the FCC has studied the regulatory issues associated with compelling cable operators to provide competing Internet-service providers with nondiscriminatory access to their networks. The FCC moved into the open-access arena after various federal courts issued conflicting decisions on the matter.


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