FCC's Ferree an A La Carte Fan

Hearn, Ted
May 2004
Multichannel News;5/10/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p32
Focuses on the views of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Kenneth Ferree on the proposed a la carte legislation for the cable industry. Arguments of the opponents of the legislation; Supporters of the legislation; Benefits of the legislation to cable operators.


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