FCC postpones decision on question about cable Internet

Johnston, Margret
October 2000
InfoWorld;10/02/2000, Vol. 22 Issue 40, p60B
Trade Publication
Deals with the move of the United States Federal Communications Commission to postpone a decision on whether to begin a formal proceeding that would broaden the debate on open access to cable television lines for Internet service providers (ISP). Stance of independent ISP and consumer advocates on the plan; Requirement for the regional Bell operating companies in order to get permission to offer long-distance telephone services.


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