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Re: FW: Cable Modems and Choosing an ISP
Subject: Re: FW: Cable Modems and Choosing an ISP
Author: >James Love, email@example.com
Consumer Project on Technology; http://www.essential.org/cpt/cpt.html
Taxpayer Assets Project; http://www.essential.org/tap/tap.html
Date: 2/14/96 1:44 PM
>On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, Matthew L. Mandalek wrote:
>> 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.
> Fine. What happens when they start wanting to share the revenue
>with the ISPs who get access to the highspeed network?
I would guess that the ISP's would hold the line at the telco model in which
the telcos never got a piece of the action, either in ISP connect time charges
or % of goods and services. If (when) the cable cos get into the telephony biz,
will a court case declare them common carriers, with all the equal access
baggage that entails?
As a consumer, I would like to have a choice of ISP's and on-line services to
be accessed on my cable modem.
Hughes Communications, Inc.