more on cable modems

ted sent me this: Are cable access fees headed up?

"After remaining virtually unchanged for the past several years, the cost of monthly Internet access via high-speed cable modems could be headed higher. Millions of cable-based Internet customers have grown accustomed to paying about $40 monthly for access. But that fee could become just a fond memory for two recent developments: Leading provider Excite@Home is under extreme pressure to raise cash, and the competition from the DSL (digital subscriber line) industry has already started to raise prices."