State Groups Confront Heavy Lobbying
- Cable slow to pick up telephone. Schlosser, Joe // Broadcasting & Cable;05/11/98, Vol. 128 Issue 20, p63
Reports that the entry of cable operators into the local telephone business in the United States has been slow, despite the introduction of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Comments from Jo Anne Sanford, commission of North Carolina's Utilities Commission; What caused the situation;...
- NCTA REFUTES CFA, CU BEEFS. // Cable World (10427228);1/13/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p37
Reports on the reaction of the National Community Television Association (NCTA) to a report by consumer group lobbyists claiming the cable industry artificially inflates its rates under the guise of high-programming costs. Details of the statement issued by NCTA; Criticism made by the Consumers...
- Cable Groups Strike Back with Anti-Access Lobby. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;03/20/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p1
Focuses on Net Compete Now, the lobbying group of cable television industry in the United States which was launched in March 2000. Supporting members including state cable associations from Arizona, California and Nevada as well as from the National Cable Television Association and...
- CCTA's Voice Will Continue to Ring. Brennan, Leo // Multichannel News;12/1/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 48, p104
Contends that the closure of the Western Show in December 2003 will not hinder the lobbying efforts of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA). Leadership role of CCTA; Examples of the lobbying activities of CCTA; Commitment of CCTA to the cable industry.
- Minnesota Ops Fend Off Inside-Wire Bill. Estrella, Joe // Multichannel News;04/23/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 17, p18
Reports that the Minnesota Cable Telecommunications Association in Minnesota has successfully lobbied against the passage of a bill which will allow the competitors of cable television networks to have access to an incumbent's equipment and wiring. Senator Randy Kelly's (DFL-St.Paul) authorship...
- LEC wireless CATV gets the go ahead. Mason, Charles F. // Telephony;9/6/93, Vol. 225 Issue 10, p9
Reports on the granting of permission by the Federal Communications Commission to local exchange carriers to offer wireless cable television (CATV) services within their territories. Offer of local multipoint distribution service by CellularVision; Bell Atlantic's intention to offer wireless...
- Telephone companies keeping video in play. Dawson, Fred // Inter@ctive Week;07/21/97, Vol. 4 Issue 24, pI-10
Editorial. Comments on the efforts of telephone companies to get into the cable business. Experiments of telephone companies with building cable television (TV) networks; Statement from Brian Blevins, spokesman for GTE Corporation.
- Cable's HSD Market Share Hit 57%. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;12/23/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 51, p14
Reports on the control of cable operators on the majority of high speed data market in the U.S. as of June 30, 2002 according to data by Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Plans of FCC to draft broadband policies in favor of cable operators and phone companies; Growth rate of cable...
- Give people what they want. // Electronic Media;12/30/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 51, p7
Editorial. Focuses on plans of Washington lobbyists to compel cable operators into offering subscriber-selected customer channel packages. Elimination of the burden of costly programming services from consumers who do not want them; Threats posed to upcoming channels from the decision.