Cable TV Consumer Protection Act of 1991

The committee heard testimony on the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1991, a bill designed to protect consumers… read more

The committee heard testimony on the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1991, a bill designed to protect consumers from the penalties resulting from the monopolistic practices of cable television companies. The objective of the legislation is to regulate cable television prices and practices until true competition arises between cable television services in American communities. Mayors from several U.S. communities testified on the current activities and difficulties their communities are experiencing with cable television companies who have no competition from other cable companies within their service area. Mr. Sikes spoke against additional regulations of cable services, arguing that competition should be allowed to develop without regulatory legislation. He said the bill does not address the actual problem of cable television monopolies. close

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Cable TV Consumer Protection Act of 1991

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Program ID:
17170-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 1991 | 9:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 1991 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 20, 1991 | 9:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 1991 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 1991 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
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