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… read more

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 that competition is better than regulation for promoting customer service and technological advancements in the cable industry. He also said that the market is not biased in favor of telephone companies.

Mr. Collins said that the legislation was a quick fix and that a long term solution requires competition beyond regulation. He said that the limitations on telephone companies in regards to carrying cable programming. He said that lifting these limitations will increase competition without directly harming cable companies. He talked about the monopolies enjoyed by cable companies and noted that Congress at least should remove the legal disincentives against phone companies for entering cable. He defined the terms being used in the legislation.

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Cable TV Consumer Protection Act

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Program ID:
11801-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 05, 1990 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 07, 1990 | 11:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 05, 1990 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 1990 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 06, 1990 | 4:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 07, 1990 | 12:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 1990 | 11:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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