Cable TV as Internet Provider: From Business Convergence to a Convergence of Regulation?
Tuesday, January 26, 1999
Schapiro Auditorium
Columbia University
Sponsored by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.

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About the Conference

Cable Operators have begun offering high-speed Internet access and services to their subscribers, thus raising the question of whether cable will become a largely passive conduit or an active shaper of enhanced communication services.
  • How will Internet users benefit?
  • Will there be consumer choice among all ISPs?
  • Can there be cable operator screening of Internet services and transactions?


  • Eli Noam - Director, CITI, Moderator
  • Mike Botein - Director, Communications Media Center, NY Law School

  • Dick Duncan, Executive Editor, Time Inc. New Media
  • David G. Ellen - Sr. Counsel, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Cablevision
  • Lawrence K. Grossman - Former President, NBC News & PBS
  • Donna N. Lampert - President, Donna N. Lampert Associates, P.C.
  • Melissa Newman - Executive Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, US West
  • TBA - MindSpring Representative