ERIC Number: ED121320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Performing Regulation: The FCC and Innovations in the Broadcasting Market. Publication 76-2.
A review was made of the regulatory history of frequency modulation (FM) radio, ultra high frequency (UHF) television, cable television (CATV) and subscription television (STV), in order to appraise the Federal Communications Commission's decision-making process and the many proposals that have been made over the years to improve it. The study identified significant parallels in approach to problems and their resolution that transcend the specific circumstances of each case. These parallels are illustrated by showing how complexity induced a restrictive response to FM, UHF, CATV, and STV. (JY)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Decision Making, Federal Government, Government Role, Innovation, Public Policy, Radio, Television
Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($23.40)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.