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ERIC Number: ED070277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-17
Pages: 15
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Address Before the California Community Television Association.
Wiley, Richard E.
In commenting on the backlog of cable applications before the commission and other policy matters regarding cable television, Commissioner Wiley states that processing is being introduced to speed up the application process, and although the commission is developing procedures for dealing with whole classes of applications, some delay will always be part of the application process because of the time necessary for investigation of objections and because of the bureaucracy itself. Some cable franchise holders believe that regulations should be promulgated solely at the federal level, rather than some at the state and some at the local level, but he said for now, at least, this three-tiered procedure will continue. The Commissioner's other opinions are that rate regulation is unsuitable for the cable industry at this crucial stage of its development, that municipalities do not have the expertise to be and are in other ways improper cable franchisees, that cables should pay reasonable copyright premiums, and that these payments should be arranged by the parties involved rather than dictated by the government. (JK)
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