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Re: HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US]
From: Fletcher E Kittredge <fkittred () dargo gwi net>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 16:31:16 -0400

Some areas still have both a contract with the local government, and tax
breaks and other services provided to them by the local government. This is
why the 'open access' arguement is raging fiercly in places like Northern
Virginia -- Fox Cable got millions in tax and right of access breaks from
the government over the years, but now claims that they own the cable and
shouldn't be required to resell access to competitors.

Non-germane to this discussion.  Roland Meyers claimed that US cable
companies had current, exclusive contracts to provide high speed
Internet access.  We are waiting for him to come up with quotations
from said contracts.  It is accepted by all that cable companies have
contracts with local municipalities.


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