ERIC Number: ED390420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Telecommunications Policy Reform. Hearing of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
This document presents witness testimony and supplemental materials from a Congressional hearing regarding legislation to reform national telecommunications policy. Most of the proposed changes would allow Americans greater freedom to choose among communication products and services. Among the topics this hearing addresses are increasing competitiveness of telephone services, cable rate deregulation, and the removal of government-imposed barriers to new investment in and ownership of broadcasting stations. Testimony is included from: (1) Decker Anstrom, National Cable Television Association; (2) Richard H. Cutler, Small Cable Business Association; (3) U. Bertram Ellis, Jr., Ellis Communications, Inc.; (4) Edward O. Fritts, National Association of Broadcasters; (5) Scott Blake Harris, Federal Communications Commission; (6) Gerald L. Hassell, Bank of New York; (7) Roy Neel, United States Telephone Association; (8) Eli Noam, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information; (9) Preston R. Padden, Fox Broadcasting Co.; (10) Bradley Stillman, Consumer Federation of America; and (11) Jim Waterbury, NBC Affiliates Association. The document also features statements by Senators Larry Pressler, Conrad Burns, and John D. Rockefeller. (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Consumer Protection, Federal Regulation, Hearings, Information Policy, Investment, Ownership, Public Policy, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Industry
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Identifiers: Broadcast Regulation; Congress 104th; Subscribers (Cable Television); Telecommunications Policy; Television Networks; Television Stations