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Cable companies could escape local rate regulation under FCC proposal

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica

FCC could declare that cable TV faces "effective competition" nationwide.

Over Objections From Broadcasters, FCC Kills Off Cable Price Regulation

Media / Television Industry : TVWeek

In a move that was opposed by the broadcast industry, the Federal Communications Commission has effectively ended its regulation of cable prices. Philly.com reported Wednesday that the FCC “drove the final stake today into the last ...

Appeals Court Upholds FCC Ruling That Limits Local Cable Price Regulation

Industries / Entertainment Industry : Deadline Hollywood

The U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. today upheld a 2015 FCC ruling that all but eliminated local cable regulators’ ability to set rates. Regulators determined that the vast majority of operators face "effective competition" from satel...

FCC Says Local Regulators Can’t Limit Cable Rate Hikes

Industries / Entertainment Industry : Deadline Hollywood

The FCC vote ends a 20 year period during which local officials had the right — which they rarely used — to regulate cable rates. The Commission determined that the vast majority of operators face “effective competition” from satell...

Surprise, Surprise: Basic Cable Costs More in Towns without FCC Regulation

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : Time: Business

Guess what happens when regulators don't restrict cable rates, and when there's not much legitimate competition in the marketplace? Cable companies jack up the rates. Whodathunkit? In Boston, where the FCC doesn't regulate cable pri...

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