"The openness of the Internet is in danger of being compromised by cable companies that offer high-speed broadband services, according to
the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the U.S. government must act to protect the Internet's freedom of communication from these monopolies.
As Americans move from dial-up Internet access to logging on via cable broadband networks, they're also moving from the open, regulated telephone
network to proprietary cable networks that are controlled by a few large companies, according to an ACLU report issued Wednesday. This means the
Internet could come under private control of the cable operators, the report said."
July 11, 2002