Mostly behind the scenes, AT&T is racing to make cable the way that most U.S. users buy broadband. Since 1997, the company has spent $110 billion acquiring TV cable in an effort to beat DSL, satellite and other high-speed carriers to the dominant market position. Everybody chasing this market believes that whoever gets the majority of consumers first will have a huge long-term advantage. A writer for Network World has offered a valuable and interesting overview of this high-stakes competition.
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