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  • Telephone Companies and Cable TV
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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
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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 recorder…

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  • Cable TV Consumer Protection Act
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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. The hearing started with opening remarks by Senators Inouye and Exon. Mr. Hunt said…

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  • Cable TV Consumer Protection Act Part 1
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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 that…

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  • Cable TV Consumer Protection Act Part 3
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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 companies in Jefferson City, MO. He…

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  • Cable TV Consumer Protection Act Part 2
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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 talked about the cable response to…

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  • Cable Telecommunications Act Day 2 Part 1
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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. Mr. Sikes said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable Telecommunications Act allowing…

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  • Cable Telecommunications Act Day 1 Part 1
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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 composed…

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  • Cable Telecommunications Act Day 2 Part 2
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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2

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

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  • Cable Telecommunications Act Day 1 Part 2
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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 of the…

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  • Media Ownership
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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 representatives…

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