FCC To Issue New Rules Restricting Cable Giants

Law360, New York (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission may soon impose new regulations on the cable television industry, after determining that the last 11 years of deregulation have led to cable companies becoming too powerful and higher cable bills for consumers.

Senior FCC officials said that they had seen plans to force companies such as Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable to slash the prices they charge smaller television programmers to lease access on spare channels, which will help independent and minority groups gain greater access to airwaves, according to...
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