FCC Seeks Input On Presuming Cable Video Has Effective Competition
March 17, 2015
Since the Act provisions were adopted in 1993, cable operators were presumed NOT to be subject to effective competition and so basic cable rates could be regulated by the local franchising authority unless an operator could prove there was a second competitor. The FCC now wants to know whether given changes in the marketplace it ought to now presume a cable operator is subject to effective competition--the FCC is talking about traditional video, not broadabnd--which it would be incumbent on a franchising authority to prove was not the case.
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