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Supreme Court overturns ruling that forced cable companies to open hi-speed lines

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    High court hands big victory to cable
    Court overturns ruling requiring cable companies to open up high-speed Internet lines to rivals.

    June 27, 2005: 10:13 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling Monday that required cable operators to open up their high-speed Internet lines to rivals.

    The decision is a big victory for the Federal Communications Commission and major telecommunications companies, including Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and SBC Communications.

    On the losing side are small Internet service providers, including Earthlink, and a host of local governments.
  2. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I wonder what happens to me know I have earthlink over Time warners line do I just get kicked in the nads by the government once again.
  3. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Kangaroo, I honestly don't know what the result is for your service. I've always signed up with the big guys that won in this case, not because it's my choice, but there isn't anything else offered where I've lived. I wonder if this affects universities that have huge internet systems connected or if they've already worked out deals with the local cable service.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    I would think that most major Universities have T-1 or T-3 lines and would not have to worry about cable or standard dial up services.
  5. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Sorry. Your company was kicking those others in the nads. Call it karma.
  6. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    No they where not it goes on the same theory as me picking my electrical company and long distance company that has been implemented.

    Time warner was still making money from earthlink i was just saving a few extra ucks a month

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