NCTA FILES REPLY COMMENTS WITH FCC REGARDING CABLE OWNERSHIP RULES
Economic Analysis by Professors Howard Shelanski and Gregory Rosston of Stanford University attached


Attached are NCTA's reply comments filed today with the FCC regarding cable ownership rules. NCTA reiterated its initial comments that "because of changed marketplace circumstances, the potential problems that the horizontal and vertical ownership provisions of the 1992 Cable Act were intended to address [have] largely dissipated."

A far smaller percentage of program networks are now owned by cable operators. Competitive alternatives to incumbent cable operators (such as DBS) have emerged nationwide.

Accompanying NCTA's reply comments is an economic analysis by Professors Howard Shelanski and Gregory Rosston of Stanford. Their report challenges information submitted in CFA's (Consumer Federation of America) economic discourse.

Click on the link below to download the filing and the attached economic analysis.