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To regulate interactive TV or not: now it’s Washington’s turn to decide

News | 03/29/2001 5:00 am EST

Canadians hankering for a little déjà vu need look no further than Washington these days. The Federal Communications Commission’s current review of interactive TV plays like a re-run of the CRTC’s landmark 1998 hearing into whether or not to regulate new media (CNM, May 20, 1999). Many of the arguments presented by the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) in its March 19 brief to the FCC were made three years ago by many on this side of the border.

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