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    Telecommunications Act

    The Media and Democracy Coalition, representing 116 interest groups, held a news conference about the release of its “Bill of Media Rights.” The report criticized the 1996…

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    Escalating Cable Rates

    Witnesses testified about rising cable television rates, the state of competition in the industry, and policies affecting consumers. Among the issues they addressed were providing a la…

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    News Corp.-DirecTV Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between DirecTV and News Corporation. Among the issues they addressed were the state of competition in the media industry, media concentration,…

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    Media Ownership Issues

    Commissioners Copps and Adelstein held a meeting for public advocates to express their concerns of proposals before the Federal Communications Commission to change rules governing media…

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    Media Pricing and Competition Issues

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition and pricing in the cable and satellite television industry. Among the topics they addressed were the costs of programming and…

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    Satellite Service and Video Distribution

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the direct satellite television broadcast industry. Among the topics they addressed were acquisition of distribution companies,…

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    Transition to Digital Television

    Witnesses testified about the implementation of digital broadcast television and about lingering industry obstacles to its implementation by a mandated deadline in 2006. Among the issues…

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    Echostar/DirectTV Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Direct TV and Echostar. Among the topics they addressed were the state of competition in the cable and satellite television industries,…

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    Local Telephone Competition

    Service providers and consumer advocates testified about the status of competition among local telephone companies and the effectiveness of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

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    Mergers and Consolidation in the Communications Industry

    Witnesses testified about the state of the telecommunications industry and about the recent wave of mergers in the industry. Among the issues they addressed were to effects of the mergers…

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    AT&T and Media One Merger

    Consumer advocates talked to reporters about a potential merger between AT&T and Media One. They opposed the merger saying that it would decrease competition in the communications industry…

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    Internet and Broadband Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from information industry officials about proposed legislation to regulate the Internet. The legislation would assess the impact of regulation that would…

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    Telecommunications Mergers: Internet Service

    Panelists discussed the proposed merger between AT&T and TCI cable services. They focused on if the merger will benefit local customers with increased competition and lower rates. They also…

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    Telecommunications Industry Consolidations

    Panelists discussed the effects of consolidation on competition within the telecommunications industry. Of specific concern was a proposed merger between Bell Atlantic and GTE. Among the…

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    Cable Television Rates

    Committee members heard testimony from cable television executives regarding cable rates. Cable executives indicated that rate increases were being used to add services and rebuild systems.…

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    Consolidation in Telecommunications Industry

    House Judiciary committee members heard testimony from law enforcement officials and representatives of telecommunication corporations on the recent mergers taking place in the industry.…

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    Telephone Industry Mergers Consumer Impact

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from representatives from communications companies and consumer groups. They discussed the effect on consumers when telephone and other communication…

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    Cable Industry Competition

    The Federal Communications Commission held a hearing to discuss the status of competition in the cable industry and how much consumer choice exists in the marketplace. Officials from the…

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    Cable Industry Competition

    House Judiciary Committee members heard testimony from Mr. Hundt, cable industry officials and others concerning the rise in cable rates since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was signed in…

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    Cable Industry Rates

    Representatives of two consumer groups debated the 1996 Telecommunications Act and how it has affected cable rates and has impacted consumers across the United States.

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