Ensign Takes Tiller on Telecom Measure
- Washington eyes telecom reform. Fuller, Meghan // Lightwave;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p1
The article presents information related to the telecom reform act in the U.S. The focus of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the competition in local and long-distance voice with only a slight mention of "advanced" broadband service. Industry experts are demanding for changes in the Telecom...
- Telcos' Persistence Overcomes Resistance. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;8/29/2005 25th Anniversary, Vol. 26 Issue 36, p12
Deals with regulatory issues regarding the entry of telephone companies' entry into the cable television market in the U.S. as of August 2005. Move of major multisystem operators to launch voice-over-Internet protocol technology which generated a significant number of phone customers;...
- Ensign Backs Baby Bells on Franchising. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;6/27/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 26, p34
Reports on the plan of U.S. Senator John Ensign to offer legislation that would free telephone companies from needing security to compete with cable companies. Information on the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Complaint of communication company Verizon Communications Inc.
- The First (and Last) Days of Deregulation. Bednarski, P.J. // Electronic Media;06/14/99, Vol. 18 Issue 24, p16
Focuses on developments and issues in the cable television industry in the United States after its deregulation. Changes in cable television services received by consumers; Advancements in broadband services; Concerns over the open access issues between American Online and AT&T; possibility of...
- Deregulation leads to choice--and competition. Novak // San Diego Business Journal;3/1/99, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p16
Discusses challenges faced by the telecommunications industry of the United States three years after the deregulation effected by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Competitive offerings by Cox Communications; Cable television (TV) as an expensive proposition for traditional telephone...
- Rising Cable Rates Draw Senate's Ire. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;3/29/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 13, p8
Deals with the hearing held by the U.S. Senate in March 2004 on issues concerning the cable television industry. Proposal of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) on an a la carte service; Comments from Robert Sachs, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Reaction of...
- McCain Protests Effort To Change Cable Rules. // Multichannel News;12/18/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 51, p30
Reports that Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain has raised concerns about legislative attempts to change cable television-ownership rules in the United States.
- GAO: CABLERS GOOD TO GO. Crabtree, Susan // Daily Variety;10/27/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 16, p6
Reports on the U.S. General Accounting Office's release of a study on rising cable television rates. Concerns raised by U.S. Senator John McCain and consumer groups which triggered the study; Factors found to contribute to rising cable rates.
- McCAIN SENDS CABLERS A DARE. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;3/17/2003, Vol. 278 Issue 51, p4
Reports on the call made by U.S. Senator John McCain to cablers to let customers say what channels they want and do not want. Reason cited by McCain; McCain's call on cablers to stop blaming the rates for offering customers only set packages.