This is GOOD NEWS!!!!!!! The more people that use the cable lines,THE SLOWER IT WILL GET!!!!!!
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court (search) ruled on Monday that cable companies may keep rival Internet providers from using their lines, a decision that will limit competition and consumers' choices
The 6-3 decision is a victory for the Bush administration, which sought exclusive control to promote broadband investment from deep-pocketed cable companies.
Judges should defer to the expertise of the Federal Communications Commission (search), which concluded that limited access is best for the industry, the high court said in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas.
19 million homes have cable broadband service (search). At issue is whether cable Internet access is a "telecommunications service" under federal law that makes it subject to strict FCC rules requiring companies to provide access to independent providers.