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Cable television and a regulatory policy

United States. General Accounting Office

Cable television and a regulatory policy

Federal Communications Commission : report to the Subcommittee on Communications, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cable television

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Communications Commission.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 22 leaves ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14507058M
    OCLC/WorldCa3419896

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    Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission We are an administrative tribunal that operates at arm’s length from the federal government. We are dedicated to ensuring that Canadians have access to a world-class communication system that promotes innovation and enriches their lives. is an ICT policy analyst in the Policy Division of the GICT Department in the World Bank Group. His responsibilities span South Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe and include sector strategy development, policy formulation, and regulatory capac-ity building. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and.

    David Large, James Farmer, in Broadband Cable Access Networks, Cable Television. Although the cable television industry has not historically had formal goals covering availability or outage rates, CableLabs undertook a study of field reliability and subscriber tolerance of outages under the auspices of its Outage Reduction Task Force. Its report, published in , 5 is discussed. Cable television is arguably the dominant mass media technology in the U.S. today. Blue Skies traces its history in detail, depicting the important events and people that shaped its development, from the precursors of cable TV in the s and '30s to the first community antenna systems in the s, and from the creation of the national satellite-distributed cable networks in the s to the.


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[United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Federal Communications Commission.]. The Cable Communications Policy Act of (codified at 47 U.S.C. 5, subch. V–A) was an act of Congress passed on Octo to promote competition and deregulate the cable television industry.

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