The Net Is No Place For Monopoly

It is one of the ultimate ironies of our time that the Internet, a paragon of global accessibility and openness, is threatened by monopoly and control. Access to the Net is increasingly shifting from telephone lines, open to one and all, to cable, closed to all but the chosen. Unlike the phone companies, cable outfits can and do decide who gets on and who doesn't. In a world where a few media conglomerates own cable distribution into the home, freedom of access to the Internet is becoming a hot political debate.

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