Below is a collection of articles for further reading on the topic of Open Access.
For the latest news in the area check out the news section.
Broadband Roadmap: how fast, how much how soon. (Apr 20,
2000) Read Article
Innovation, Regulation, and The Internet, by Lawrence Lessig (From the
American Prospect, Apr 10, 2000)
"Net Loss" by Dan Kennedy. Boston Phoenix, Jan 7, 00
A short article describing the issues involved in the Open Access
debate, in particular in Pittsboughh Read Article
ISPs ask FCC to require Open Cable Access. (Jan 21, 1999). Read Article
Opinion survey shows 75% of Seattle and King County, WA voters want Open Access to cable.
Read about it
The merged MCI Worldcom -
Sprint commits to opening access to all network services. The merged company
will design its broadband wireless network to be capable of supporting Internet service
provider choice by implementing open access to its network wherever wholesale capacity is
available; (Jan 12, 2000). Read about it.
From Microsoft: The
activists, with AT&T and the FCC squarely in their sights, called for a national
policy requiring broadband cable infrastructure to be open to any ISP that wants to offer
its customers high-speed Internet access. Read about it from
discusses The Cable Debate (II) ,in The
Industry Standard Pt II, July, 1999. A related Slashdot discussion.
Recent market statistics and projections
indicate an exponential growth of the Internet use and access. Even though,
currently, only a small percentage of the market for online access, innumerable articles
have either implicitly or explicitly suggested that nothing less than the future of
the Net is at stake with regard to the issue of "open access" via cable
Architecture, Mr. Chairman" by Lawrence Lessig
Overview of Cable Modem Technology
and Services explains the workins of Cable TV Primers and Cable Modem Access Networks,
discusses Cable Internet Service Delivery, Shared Network Platform Performance, Cable
Modem Service Availability, and Telephone-Return Path Solutions.
Blackmail" by Lawrence Lessig
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