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Alternative State roles in the regulation of cable television

Richard E. Masek

Alternative State roles in the regulation of cable television

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Published by Ohio Legislative Service Commission in Columbus .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • Ohio.
    • Subjects:
    • Cable television -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Cable television -- Law and legislation -- Ohio.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementresearch staff, Richard E. Masek, project officer, Douglas A. Baker, senior research attorney, Richard Bloedel, research associate.
      SeriesStaff research report ;, no. 121, Staff research report (Ohio. General Assembly. Legislative Service Commission) ;, no. 121.
      ContributionsBaker, Douglas A., joint author., Bloedel, Richard Henry, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK5574 .A3 no. 121, KF2844 .A3 no. 121
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 89 p. :
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5017231M
      LC Control Number76620569

      Local franchising authorities are responsible for regulating the basic service tier and, until March 31, as provided by the Actthe Commission was responsible for regulating cable programming services tiers. Commercial broadcast stations may assert these nonduplication rights regardless of whether or not their signals are being transmitted by the local cable system and regardless of when, or if, the network programming is scheduled to be broadcast. Rather, cable operators aggrieved by unauthorized reception of cable services may bring an action in a United States district court or in any other court of competent jurisdiction. Across the country, controversial content such as explicit sex and promotion of Nazi groups have aired via PEG channels. Table 5. The Commission has adopted regulations to implement the requirements of the Act and the intent of Congress.

      Unauthorized reception of cable service. In the early days, the FCC refused to get involved in cable television issues. Finally, the Commission notes any final decisions reached regarding charges of discrimination by government agencies and courts established to enforce anti-discrimination laws. Although the Communications Act also generally precludes the regulation of cable systems as common carriers, it authorizes the Commission, to require, if it chooses, the filing of informational tariffs for intrastate communications services, other than cable service, which are provided by a cable system. Each system operator subject to this requirement was to establish the "price, terms, and conditions of such use which are at least sufficient to assure that such use will not adversely affect the operation, financial condition, or market development of the cable system.

      The Time Warner Entertainment Co. The FCC has not enforced the fairness doctrine sinceand some allege that the FCC has taken a lax approach to enforcing the other rules as well. Knowing your options will usually work to your advantage! These measures initiated a rapid consolidation process leading to a more concentrated industry structure. A registration statement must be signed by an authorized representative of the cable television company.


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However, a local franchising authority may not grant an exclusive franchise, and may not unreasonably withhold its consent for new service. Finally, the Commission notes any final decisions reached regarding charges of discrimination by government agencies and courts established to enforce anti-discrimination laws.

Signal quality. The Court said that these requirements had an obvious speech-restrictive effect on viewers and were not narrowly or reasonably tailored to protect children from exposure to indecent materials.

Calls received after hours must be returned by a trained company representative on the next business day. Under limited circumstances, LFAs may review increases in basic service tier rates to verify that they accurately reflect increases in the cable company's programming Alternative State roles in the regulation of cable television book other costs that regulated cable operators are allowed to pass through to customers.

Whereas cable systems expanded, they also effected rate increases that far outpaced the rate of inflation. The Commission has adopted regulations to implement the requirements of the Act and the intent of Congress. Some critics also lament the homogenization of American culture due to media consolidation.

The only downside is that you actually have to drive to a physical location—but at least you can keep your rentals for a week or two! The Commission will not intervene to regulate basic cable service rates should a franchising authority choose not to seek certification or choose not to request that the Commission assume jurisdiction.

IURC-Issued Franchising Authority: Consumers whose service providers have state-issued franchising authority should take the following steps to address service complaints or concerns: Promptly contact the service provider and attempt to resolve any issues.

However, commencement of operation is entirely at the risk of the system operator. FCC Police The FCC also acts as a police agency of the airwaves, and it can fine broadcasters for violating public decency standards on the air. This strategy seems to provide certain advantages in coordinating policies in the common carrier and cable TV industries.

New technologies Technological and regulatory developments have facilitated the emergence of new delivery technologies for electronic mass media. Note: For those programs where fantasy violence may be more intense or more combative than other programs in this category, such programs will be designated TV-Y7-FV.

Across the country, controversial content such as explicit sex and promotion of Nazi groups have aired via PEG channels.

Content Regulation: Obscene, Profane, and Indecent Broadcasts

SISs are required at least once every five years and responses to them allow the Commission to evaluate in greater detail each employment unit's employment practices, including the accuracy of its job classifications.

Barry Goldwater R-AZthe sponsor of the act. Congress' Cable Communications Act of In any franchise area where a small cable operator serves fewer than 50, subscribers, rate regulation does not apply to the operator's basic tier if it was the only tier subject to Alternative State roles in the regulation of cable television book as of December 31, Their spectrum of services, regulation, and industry organization was clearly different from the common carrier sector.

On June 14,the U. Second, the Commission had to establish standards that would urge cable operators to fulfill their customer service requirements within days of enactment of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of Markey said "This is a pro-consumer, pro-competition bill designed to rein in the renegades in the cable industry who are gouging consumers with repeated rate increases".Dec 09,  · The name of your LFA is printed on your cable bill and in your local telephone book.

Contact your cable company about rates for tiers of service other than the basic service tier and for any pay-per-channel programming and pay-per-program services. These rates are not subject to regulation. Cable Television: Regulation and Consumer Concerns.

without any government regulation. While Indiana law requires state-authorized video service providers to reserve spectrum for PEG channels, it does not require them – in most situations – to provide funding, infrastructure or other resources (including equipment and staff).

FEDERAL CABLE TELEVISION LAW. Inas part of extensive amendments to the federal laws governing cable television regulation, Congress authorized cable TV operators to bar or restrict obscene or indecent programs from public access channels.Cable television, generally, any system that distributes television signals by means of coaxial or pdf cables.

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By Lisa Gerstner, Contributing Editor October 1, A Ebook to Regulation and Competition in Cable Television Thomas W. Hazlett The Comment by Albert Smiley' deals with both the economics and policy implications of my analysis.2 In regard to the economics, it questions the ability of competitive forces to improve consumer.