Abstract: Important changes in the video market, particularly with
respect to cable television over the last ten years, have raised
several policy issues. The expanded technological capabilities
of optical fibers and computers create new ways to transport and
access video programming in cable systems and telephone networks.
Meanwhile, growing market concentration and structural changes in
the cable television industry have placed the potential for
expanding consumer video choices at risk. In addition, some
courts are effectively limiting the ability of municipa1ities and
other government entities to carry out the intent of the Cable
Act to be the primary source of regulation over cable television.
To request a reprint of this report, contact:
Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.
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