AT&T to argue appeal in open Internet access case

SEATTLE -- AT&T lawyers will face off in court against officials of Portland, Oregon, Monday, in the company's latest attempt to head off a small but growing movement demanding "open access" to high-speed Internet lines.

SEATTLE -- AT&T lawyers will face off in court against officials of Portland, Oregon, Monday, in the company's latest attempt to head off a small but growing movement demanding "open access" to high-speed Internet lines. The telecommunications giant is appealing against a federal ruling that could force it to open its Portland area network to rival Internet service providers, which AT&T (NYSE:T) executives say would defeat the purpose of its massive $100 billion effort to retool itself as a cable company. Full story. -- Martin Wolk, Reuters

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