ISPs, States Fight for Access

Hearn, Ted
October 2004
Multichannel News;10/11/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 41, p42
Reports on the effort of Internet-service providers (ISP) and state regulators to fight the attempt of U.S. President George W. Bush's administration to use the courts to keep cable-modem service free of open-access requirements. Request of Eartlink Inc. to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a Bush administration appeal of a case that voided an attempt by federal regulators to shield cable operators' high speed data service from having to open their lines to competing ISP; Overview of the case, Brand X Internet Services vs. the Federal Communications Commission; Franchise fee paid by cable operators on video-programming revenue.


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