Cable Television Regulation Act

The House considered bill H.R. 5267, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act, which would reimpose some price restraints and… read more

The House considered bill H.R. 5267, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act, which would reimpose some price restraints and other restrictions on the cable television industry. The bill would set federal limits on what cable operators can charge their customers for basic cable service. The bill would also give the Federal Communications Commission the power to force price rollbacks on cable systems that charge unusually high prices for basic cable. Basic cable service is defined as all local commercial and public broadcasts. Together with any public, educational, or governmental access programming. A similar measure was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee in June of 1990. The George H.W. Bush administration opposed the re-regulation effort and said that it would probably veto the measure should it reach the President’s desk. close

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Cable Television Regulation Act

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Program ID:
14005-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 15, 1990 | 11:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Sep 15, 1990 | 11:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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