Gartner Research

FCC to Determine Regulatory Fate of Cable Modem Services

Published: 11 March 2002

ID: G00105032

Analyst(s): Ron Cowles

Summary

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to decide at its 14 March 2002 open meeting whether cable modem services should be classified as a cable TV service, a telecommunications service or an information service.

Table Of Contents
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
    • Existing Regulatory Authority
    • Expect the FCC to Change How It Regulates Cable Modem Service
    • This Will Set the Stage for Similar Treatment of DSL
    • Such FCC Action Could Render Much of the Tauzin-Dingell Bill Moot

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