ERIC Number: ED071395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
A Suggested Procedure: An Approach to Local Authorization of Cable Television.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
In order to give local officials the basic background information about cable television, this booklet suggests the essential steps and issues which help ensure that well informed decisions about cable systems are made. Not only does it provide a checklist for determining how a cable system should be established in compliance with federal regulations, but it also serves as a guide to areas where assistance may be needed. It sets forth a general view of the process by which issues may be considered, local legislation written, an operator selected, and the system constructed. The suggested procedure is arranged around the five phases of cable development: 1) organization; 2) study; 3) legislation; 4) applicant selection; and 5) supervision-enforcement. The booklet emphasizes the need for flexiblity when formulating the overall development plan. (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Cable Television, Commercial Television, Decision Making, Guides, Laws, Local Government, Public Officials, Systems Development
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N. W. , Washington, D. C. 20037 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Note: See also EM 010 636-643