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Federal Government Regulation and @Home

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There has been speculation about the government stepping in to regulate access to @Home's cable pipes. AT&T has said that it would threaten its merger with TCI (40% owner of ATHM). The justice dept has given an all clear to the merger. FCC is expected to give the all clear, but AOL and other competitors are trying their darndest to get this reversed.


LINKS TO ARTICLES AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE ATHM BOARD:

Telco group urges less regulation
December 29, 1998
http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2180321,00.html


LINKS TO POSTS AND THREADS ON THE ATHM BOARD:

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Here are some links to threads on the ATHM board dealing with Federal Government Regulation:

Subject: FCC ruling
Date: 1/29/99
Number: 3884
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256001255000&sort=id

Subject: AOL Request for Cable Access to Be Denied By FCC
Date: 1/27/99
Number: 3775
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256001227000&sort=id

Subject: FCC Ruling (Article)
Date: 1/27/99
Number: 3697
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256001196000&sort=id

Subject: AOL and others whine to FCC
Date: 1/26/99
Number: 3677
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256001189000&sort=id

Subject: FCC chairman inclined to approve AT&T/TCI merger
Date: 1/8/99
Number: 2289
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256000778000&sort=id

(My note: this thread is really about the DOJ ruling, not the fcc, which is why I'm linking to TMFSpirit's reply instead of original post)
Subject: Re: FCC Ruling
Date: 12/30/98
Number: 1876
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Message.asp?id=1060256000667006&sort=id
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