October 1, 2001
High-speed Net users fret about service
Author: JT Smith
The ongoing saga of struggling broadband companies is creating anxiety for quite a few users these days, none of them anxious to return to dialup Internet service. Thanks to Excite@Home's bankruptcy filing late last week, that feeling of anxiety is higher than ever. While cable Internet service will most likely continue, users can expect to pay higher monthly rates for that high-speed access. DSL users are starting to see those rate hikes, thanks in part to a diminshing number of companies offering the service. Some say that lower rates could make a reappearance if the FCC would take a more active role in fostering competition. Full story at CNET News.com.