FCC Chairman Compromises On Cable Industry Study

Law360, New York (November 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Embattled Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin was unable Tuesday to get a majority of his fellow commissioners to approve a controversial study showing that the cable industry has a large enough market share to allow the FCC to impose stricter regulations.

After a day-long fight with other commissioners, Martin agreed instead to support a compromise that requires cable companies to hand over more detailed data on how many subscribers have signed up for their services, in order to determine whether cable companies have a dominant...
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