FCC: Regulation Is Bad

Aron Schatz
December 20, 2006

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I really don't care that the FCC is trying to make TV a more competitive marketplace. Forcing agencies to refer back to another bureaucracy is not the right thing to do and introduces time delays and other nonsense. The FCC needs to go away along with their regulatory ideology.


But cable operators, telecommunications watchdog groups and some members of Congress think the FCC is using flawed data that could lead to it overstepping its authority. The FCC plans to release a report on Wednesday that looks at the average rates for cable TV service over the past 10 years. In his recent speech, Martin said that from 1995 to 2005, cable rates have risen 93 percent, from $22.37 in 1995 to $43.04 in 2005. He used this data point as an argument for changing the local franchise rules to add more competition to the market.

I am no fan of the cable monopoly. As I understand it, it was the FCC and the government that gave them this in the first place with tax payer money. See how regulation is bad? REMOVE THE REGULATIONS.


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