TITLE

Redefining Broadband Competition

AUTHOR(S)
Finneran, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Sep2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article comments on the United States Supreme Court's decision to side with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in continuing the cable companies' exemption from sharing their broadband networks with other Internet service providers (ISP). In August, 2005 the FCC voted 4-0 to extend a similar exemption for digital subscriber line (DSL) providers. These decisions have made it clear how the FCC would like to see broadband competition progress. Following the philosophy of the Telecom Act of 1996, the U.S. is banking on competition rather than regulation, and after many failed experiments, Americans are going to see if competition really does bring the type of technology investments the act was designed to promote.
ACCESSION #
18267042

 

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