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Re: FW: Cable Modems and Choosing an ISP

  > I attended the '95 Western Cable Expo in the Los Angeles area a few =
  > months ago.  Most of the cable companies and modem makers there had no =
  > idea what to do as an ISP.  They seem to be happier with simply =
  > supplying the transport and connecting to an existing 1st tier ISP.
  Connecting to multiple regional ISPs probably won't scale well for the larger
  cable companies. As has been mentioned, cable companies are not common
  carriers. I'm expecting to see agreements between the majors with a few
  ISPs coming out "winners". It would not surprise me if these agreements
  included voice services sooner rather than later. Small ISPs and RBOCs
  might find themselves positioned against a common competitor.