Disney: FCC Lacks Power

Hearn, Ted
January 2008
Multichannel News;1/7/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p3
The article reports on the assertion of Walt Disney Co. that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not given an authority by the Congress to impose wholesale a la carte rules in cable industry. It cites that the agency should express statutory authority from the Congress to adopt such regulation. Moreover, it points out that the FCC should not promote its retail a la carte because it would oblige customers to pay more to get less services, and it could harm the competition.


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