Massachusetts open-access truce


A truce in the open-access fight has been called in Massachusetts. AT & T and the Massachusetts Coalition for Consumer Choice and Competition on the Internet last week announced a deal requiring AT & T to provide state broadband customers a choice of unaffiliated Internet providers-first under a three-town pilot program and later on a statewide basis.

The deal also calls for the coalition to cease its campaign to put ISP choice on the state ballot in November.