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Republicans Urge FCC to Rethink Proposals

Law360 (November 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of Republican lawmakers is urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider about a new round of proposals that aim to tighten its regulatory authority over the cable industry.

Twenty-three Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee signed a letter to the FCC Tuesday, expressing concerns over a new push by FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin to broaden the rules cable providers must adhere to. The proposals include new program carriage requirements, revised cable ownership limits and mandates on providing channels a la carte to...
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