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    Telephone Companies and Cable TV

    The subcommittee met to examine whether or not telephone companies should be permitted to originate video programming. The subcommittee was considering S. 2800, the Communications…

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    Digital Audio Tape Recorders

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the manufacture and distribution of audio tape recorders which do not meet technical specifications. New legislation would require that all tape…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act

    This is one in a series of hearings on the Cable TV Consumer Protection Act. Subcommittee members previously heard testimony from consumers. br/ The hearing started with opening…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 3

    Mr. Garner talked about effects of a “natural monopoly” in small cable markets. He talked about the history of cable and its relations with broadcast and satellite…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 2

    Mr. Mooney and Mr. Hostetter answered questions asked by Sen. Gore about allegations of anti-competition behavior by cable providers against broadcast networks. They…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 1

    Senators Inouye and Danforth talked about the history of the subcommittee and gave background information on the issue of telecommunications as it relates to the consumer. They said…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2

    The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984. br/ br/ Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29%…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 1

    Senators Gore and McCain gave short comments. They gave their opinions on the proceedings. br/ Mr. Sikes said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 2

    Mr. Mooney talked about the factors that caused rate increases. He talked about operators that over charged consumers, emphasizing that they were isolated cases and not indicative…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 1

    Senator Inouye talked about the history of governmental regulation of cable and the telecommunication industry. Senators Ford and Gore also offered opening remarks. The panel was…

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    Media Ownership

    Media industry experts testified concerning the diversity and concentration of ownership in the broadcast industry. Among those giving testimony were network executives and…

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