CPT's Page on Open Access

Recent Developments

  • July 27, 2000. Comments of James Love at July 27, 2000 FCC en banc hearings on AOL/Time Warner Merger.
  • July, 27, 2000. Protest at the FCC on Open Access. [ video ]
  • February 28, 2000. Consumer Groups Challenge AOL and AT&T's Open Access Promises.

    Open Access Resources

    Cisco Systems - White Paper: "Controlling Your Network - A Must for Cable Operators."

    Federal Communications Commission

  • The FCC's Cable Services Bureau.
  • June 30, 2000. FCC Chairman to Launch Proceedings on "Cable Access".
  • June 22, 2000. Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard Regarding AT&T v. City of Portland.
  • November 9, 1999. The Mind's Eye: Remarks of Deborah A. Lathen, Chief of the FCC's Cable Services Bureau.

    Center for Media Education (CME)

  • CME's Democratic Access Page.
  • The Broadband Revolution: Communications at a Crossroads.
  • Broadband Networks and Narrow Visions: The Internet at Risk.

    Media Access Project

  • MAP's Broadband/ Open Access Page.
  • December 6, 1999. Letter to FCC Chairman Kennard about "why the AT&T-Mindspring Letter is not 'Open Access'". (.pdf format).

    Consumers Union

  • August 17, 1999. Breaking the Rules: AT&T's Attempt to Buy a National Monopoly in Cable TV and Broadband Internet Services.
  • July 29, 1999. Letter to FCC Chairman William Kennard.
  • July 29, 1999. Consumer and Public Interest Groups Tell FCC Chairman that the Internet's Future is Jeopardized by the Cable Industry's Broadband Plans.
  • January 27, 1999. Consumer and Media Advocates Ask FCC to Require Open Access to High-Speed Cable-Internet Networks.

    Consumer Federation of American

  • CFA's Open Access Page.
  • July 13, 2000. Open Access: Phase II Action Plan. (.pdf format).


  • Cable Companies Debate Open Access.
  • FCC Leaves Broadband Alone.
  • The Broadband Wars.

    Open Access in the News

  • October 10, 2000. Alec Kelin. AOL Restrictions Alledged. Washington Post.
  • October 6, 2000. Alec Klein. Time Warner Terms For Cable Criticized. Washington Post.
  • August 11, 2000. Jane Manners. When Good Intentions Go Bad: Pipe Dreams. The New Republic.
  • July 21, 2000. Patricia Fusco. Open Access Cable Trials Begin. InternetNews.
  • July 14, 2000. Patricia Fusco. Consumer Group Asks ISPs to Engage Local Cable Firms. InternetNews.
  • July 10, 2000. Rebecca Cantwell. Locals Lose Cable Access Fight. Inter@ctive Week.
  • June 30, 2000. Jeremy Pelofsky. Cable access to get FCC scrutiny. Reuters.
  • October 14, 1999. FCC: Leave broadband alone. Reuters.
  • August 2, 1999. Open Access: What's At Stake?. Inter@ctive Week.
  • July 28, 1999. Corey Grice and John Borland. FCC: Walking the regulatory tightrope. CNET News.
  • July 28, 1999. John Borland. Living up to the broadband hype. CNET News.
  • July 22, 1999. Mark Eddo. FCC's Kennard:It's all about competition. ZDTV.

    Questions, comments and suggestions to Vergil Bushnell vbushnell@cptech.org

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