WideOpenWest Signs Access Deal with ISP


Denver-Overbuilder WideOpenWest LLC said it signed its first open-access agreement with an outside Internet-service provider.

The definitive agreement is with Front Range Internet Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo.-based ISP with 10,000 customers scattered around the Denver area.

WOW called the agreement the nation's first significant open-access deal between a cable operator and an independent ISP.

The OpenNet Coalition lauded the agreement, stating that it demonstrates that open access is technically feasible and not a barrier to investment.