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CRTC sets rates for cable Internet access; competitors prepare for 2001 launch

News | 08/31/2000 4:00 am EDT

Internet service providers (ISPs) can start selling cable Internet service early next year, assuming negotiations go smoothly with cablecos on the remaining technical and contractual agreements. The arrival of a competitive retail market for high-speed cable access has been a long time coming, but with the CRTC’s release of Order 2000-789 on August 21, it appears the biggest regulatory hurdle has now been cleared.

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