ERIC Number: ED070301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) presents a brief description of cable television and explains some basic regulations pertaining to it. The history of cable regulation covers the initial jurisdiction, economic considerations of the regulation, court tests, and the holding of public hearings. The major provisions of new cable rules are also outlined. These cover authorized signals, additional signals, cable systems outside of television markets, leapfrogging, educational and foreign language stations, program exclusivity, grandfathering, operating requirements, pending cases, nonbroadcast channels, two-way capacity, franchises, and technical standards. Also covered briefly are the cable television task force, advisory committees, cablecasting, cable TV system ownership, electric utility pole use regulations, microwave auxiliary facilities, and nondiscrimination rules. (JK)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.