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Cable Can Control Web Access, Says Court

Cable companies, unlike traditional phone companies, do not have to give competing providers access to their broadband lines, according to a new Supreme Court finding. Consumer groups, along with the ACLU and companies like Microsoft and Disney, said customers would now likely pay higher costs.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.