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    Broadband Access and Capabilities During Pandemic

    The Senate Commerce Committee convened a hearing to examine broadband access and capabilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Witnesses included executives from the telecommunications and…

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    T-Mobile-Sprint Proposed Merger

    The heads of T-Mobile and Sprint testified before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the proposed merger that would form the country’s second largest wireless carrier. They talked about how the…

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    AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger

    Chief executive officers Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warne, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and other telecommunications experts testified at a hearing on possible…

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    Communicators with Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth

    Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth talked about the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and what it would mean for U.S. media,…

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    Digital Television Household Transition and Spectrum

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony in the second part of a hearing on digital television. Witnesses testified about household transition and spectrum…

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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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    Deregulation and Northeast Blackout Briefing

    Consumer advocates spoke to reporters about an effort to improve the reliability of electric distribution, recent power outages in the Northeast, and the impact of energy industry…

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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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    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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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Several speakers, including a representative of the Clinton administration and a member of Congress, spoke in a forum on health care reform issues. The speakers discussed the benefits and…

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    Health Care Reform

    The guests discussed health care reform proposals from the perspective of hospitals, consumers and businesses.

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    Telephone Solicitation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation regulating telephone transmissions in the U.S., including unsolicited computer voice calls and long-distance service billing procedures.…

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    AT&T Breakup

    The committee heard testimony on the results of the 1982 federal court decision requiring the giant telephone corporation AT&T to divest its local operating companies and maintain itself…

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    Cable Television Competition Act, Day 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony on H.R. 2546, the Communications Competitiveness and Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1991. H.R. 2546 would allow greater competition within the cable television…

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    Cable Television Reregulation

    The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services, many…

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    Cable Television Consumer Issues, Part 2

    Members heard testimony concerning cable rates, services, and legislation to regulate the cable television industry.

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 3

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications heard testimony for a third day on the Cable Telecommunications Act.

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    Cable TV Competitiveness

    Subcomittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights held hearings on competitive problems in the cable television industry, focusing on proposed legislation to redefine effective…

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    Telephone Rate Regulation

    The Senate continued consideration of the appropriations bill for energy and water development, H.R. 2700, for FY 1988.

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