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The Open Internet & Innovation

ISP's: the bus drivers of the information superhighway. why do we really need them?

In 1991, I was on the internet, directly, through UUCP. My ISP was a company based in my area that had bought a few T1 phone lines, and set up some modems that people like me could call into.

For the most part, I was driving on the information superhighway in my own car. A very American way of getting around.

When the telecommunications act of 1996 changed the rules about how much the phone companies could charge to... more »

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