ERIC Number: ED064946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Community Antenna Television (CATV).
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
The number of households hooked up to cable television or community antenna television (CATV) is expanding rapidly, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been developing regulations since 1962 to guide the growth of the industry. By 1965 the FCC had claimed jurisdiction over all CATV systems in the U. S. This jurisdiction was challenged in 1968 and was reaffirmed by the Supreme Court. The same year the FCC proposed new rules regarding which signals could be carried on CATV in certain categories of broadcast markets. In October 1969 the FCC ruled that CATV systems with 3,500 or more subscribers must start originating a significant amount of programing within 18 months. In 1970 the FCC prohibited CATV ownership by telephone companies in their own service areas and by national TV networks. The same year the Commission established new rules about importing distant signals and began an inquiry into how regulatory authority over CATV should be divided among federal, state, and local government. (MG)
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Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.