Independent ISPs Team Up To Fight For Open Access

from the battle-to-the-death dept

Finally realizing that having each independent ISP argue the point separately and hoping that it all worked out, a group of such ISPs are banding together to fight for open access to cable broadband lines. The FCC has been pretty clear in not opening up access to the cable lines, though they’ve looked vulnerable in court lately. The entire “open access” debate is only going to get much, much messier before it’s settled – which isn’t really good for anyone. In the meantime, though, over in the DSL world, Qwest and Covad have signed a line-sharing deal – showing that private deals can happen without regulation.

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