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FCC initiates study of high-speed Internet; backbone deregulation also an issue

News | 10/11/2000 4:00 am EDT

The Federal Communications Commission in Washington is launching an inquiry to study high-speed Internet service, with particular emphasis on cable delivery. The American regulator is seeking comments on the legal and policy approach to be given to services provided over different platforms, including cable, wireline, wireless, satellite, broadcast and unlicenced spectrum. The FCC also plans to look at providing ISPs with third-party access to cable systems.

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