ERIC Number: ED082513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Uses of Cable Communications.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Only by having an appreciation of how cable systems can be used, the attendant costs and limitations, can local authorities rationally evaluate its impact on the community. This report is intended to provide an introduction to the range of uses and communications services now possible with cable systems. The first part of the report includes a brief background and chronology of cable applications, a summary of the current regulatory framework, and economic factors that influence the use of cable. The main part reviews the uses and applications of cable: those mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to which local authorities must structure their community objectives, and those not specifically mandated. Finally, conclusions and guidelines which may assist franchising authorities in planning for cable use are presented. This report also includes a cable uses survey on developments within defined nonbroadcast channels, pay television, and the hybrid that straddles the classifications. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Community Change, Community Leaders, Community Planning, Community Programs, Decision Making, Local Issues, Public Policy, Social Change, Surveys, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
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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.