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Subject:  Re: open cable Date:  3/1/2000  8:52 PM
Author:  LordHedgehog Number:  571 of 2221

Re: Open Cable

I work for a small local cable company. We allow our customers to utilize our cable network to access the internet, which allows for much higher speeds than a standard phone connection, for not much higher cost. Additionally, the customers are online 24 hours a day, without any dialling time.

The catch? You have to use us as an ISP. You can't use AOL, Mindspring/Earthlink, or your local ISP. You gotta use us. We have "closed" cable, and (IMHO) its really hurting both us and our customers.

If Time Warner goes through with its open c