FCC Re-Imposes 30% Limit On Cable Operators

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has re-adopted a rule that will prohibit cable operators like Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. from serving more than 30% of subscribers nationwide.

The rule will ensure that new companies can compete in the multichannel video programming market, which includes cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite providers and wireline video providers, according to the FCC.

“The 30% limit should help ensure that no cable operator, because of its size, is able to unfairly impede the flow of video programming to...
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