TITLE

Ignoring lawmaker, divided FCC approves new cable rules

AUTHOR(S)
Dunbar, John
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Buffalo Law Journal;12/25/2006, Vol. 78 Issue 103, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ignoring Representative John Dingell's warning, voted 3-2 to impose new measures to ensure that local governments do not block new competitors in the cable television industry. The decision was made on the same day that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin released a report on the increase of cable rates in the U.S. The new rules compels local cable franchising authorities to act on applications from new competitors.
ACCESSION #
23565295

 

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