Yahoo, Broadband, and Open Access

New York Times:

"Sometime this year, if you are a Yahoo user, you will have the ability to be part of Yahoo broadband all over the country,” Terry S. Semel, Yahoo’s chief executive, said in an interview yesterday.

In particular, he said that cable companies, which until now have tried to promote their own broadband services, are now preparing to open their networks to a variety of offerings. Yahoo, he said, will compete with America Online, Microsoft and EarthLink in providing broadband services over cable. Mr. Semel said Yahoo would explain its broadband strategy at a meeting with investors next month.