15,401May 6, 2009
Future of Journalism and Newspapers
Witnesses testified about challenges facing the newspaper industry, how the media landscape has changed with the introduction of digital technology, and new models and improvements in ...
1,733Nov 16, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 1
Senator Inouye talked about the history of governmental regulation of cable and the telecommunication industry. Senators Ford and Gore also offered opening remarks. The panel was composed ...
1,717Nov 16, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 1 Part 2
Mr. Mooney talked about the factors that caused rate increases. He talked about operators that over charged consumers, emphasizing that they were isolated cases and not indicative of the ...
1,717Nov 17, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2
The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984.
Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29% in ...
1,705Nov 17, 1989
Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 1
Senators Gore and McCain gave short comments. They gave their opinions on the proceedings.
Mr. Sikes said that cable markets are not open markets due to the 1984 Cable ...
871Nov 17, 2010
Cable and Broadcast Television Carriage Negotiations
Witnesses testified on the rules for television negotiations and recent disputes over broadcast carriage. Fox’s parent company News Corporation pulled its channels from Cablevision ...
357May 14, 2013
Television and Internet Video Distribution
Witnesses testified about a proposed measure to provide a la carte cable and satellite television options to consumers. Among the issues addressed were the potential impact on the cost ...
331Jul 24, 1991
The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation regulating telephone transmissions in the U.S., including unsolicited computer voice calls and long distance services billing ...
183Jun 4, 2013
Witnesses testified on the state of wireless communications and future developments in the industry. In their testimony they said the need for more broadband spectrum was critical as consumer ...
95Mar 14, 1991
Cable Television Reregulation
The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services, many of ...
95Apr 4, 1990
Cable TV Consumer Protection Act
This is one in a series of hearings on the Cable TV Consumer Protection Act. Subcommittee members previously heard testimony from consumers.
The hearing started with opening remarks ...
49Jul 29, 1992
Telecommunications Technologies in Education
The committee met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The witnesses testified on information about technological advances and ...
47Oct 16, 2001
Electronic 911 Compliance
An FCC official and industry representatives testified about wireless and cellular 911 services. They examined the implementation of the Wireless Communication and Public Safety Act and the ...
46Mar 29, 1990
Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 3
Mr. Garner talked about effects of a “natural monopoly” in small cable markets. He talked about the history of cable and its relations with broadcast and satellite companies in ...
45Jun 13, 1990
Digital Audio Tape Recorders
The subcommittee heard testimony on the manufacture and distribution of audio tape recorders which do not meet technical specifications. New legislation would require that all tape recorder ...
43Mar 29, 1990
Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 1
Senators Inouye and Danforth talked about the history of the subcommittee and gave background information on the issue of telecommunications as it relates to the consumer. They said that there ...
38Mar 29, 1990
Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 2
Mr. Mooney and Mr. Hostetter answered questions asked by Sen. Gore about allegations of anti-competition behavior by cable providers against broadcast networks. They talked about ...
35Jun 20, 1991
Public Interest Obligations of Broadcasters
The subcommittee heard testimony on S. 217, the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1991, which would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting repealed in 1987. The fairness doctrine, along with ...
34Jul 24, 1990
Telephone Companies and Cable TV
The subcommittee met to examine whether or not telephone companies should be permitted to originate video programming. The subcommittee was considering S. 2800, the Communications ...
28Jun 22, 1989
Media industry experts testified concerning the diversity and concentration of ownership in the broadcast industry. Among those giving testimony were network executives and representatives from ...
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