Bells Back DOJ's 'Brand X' Appeal

Hearn, Ted
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p28
This article reports that several companies are is supporting the U.S. Justice Department effort to overturn a court ruling that could require cable to open its high-speed-data lines to competing Internet service providers. BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc., and Verizon Communications Inc. last Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, which held that cable-modem service is subject to open-access requirements. In March 2002, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission decided to keep cable-modem service deregulated and later proposed to accord the same treatment to Bells' digital subscriber line service.


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