BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JULY 5, 1999 ISSUE
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

The Fight Over Open Access Goes Local


PORTLAND, ORE.
A federal judge ruled the city can force AT&T to open lines to Internet service providers. Now under appeal. Subscribers affected: 263,000

SAN FRANCISCO
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will meet July 6 to consider whether AT&T should open its lines to ISPs when it takes control of the city's cable system. Affected: 460,000

LOS ANGELES
The city council and the Mayor appear to be at odds over open access policy. Three of five members of a city advisory group quit in protest of a report opposing open access. Affected: 640,000

FORT LAUDERDALE
A Broward County commission is debating whether AT&T's MediaOne must open its cable wires to ISPs. Affected: 262,900



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