No New Cable Modems?

  • No New Cable Modems?
    CNet reports that @Home, the largest cable modem ISP, is no longer accepting new customers, apparently in an effort save cash after filing for bankruptcy two weeks ago. Despite the promises made by the telecomm industry which claimed that deregulation would bring cheap, accessible hi-speed Internet into peoples’ homes, it seems rather that access to high-speed Internet is getting scarce. That’s especially too bad because hi-speed connections are almost a pre-requisite for effectively sharing audio and video over the net–backbone activites for the thriving grassroots and independent media.

    Looks like the time is ripe to share the cable modems that already exist with those who might not get the chance to have their own. Neighborhood wireless freenet anyone?

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