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U.S. cable industry says it is not “dominant,” no further regulatory intervention needed

News | 09/12/2002 4:00 am EDT

Much like its Canadian counterpart, the cable industry in the United States argues that cable’s share of multi-channel video subscribers doesn’t amount to "dominance" in the marketplace and that no further program access rules are necessary. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association further disputes contentions by its rival satellite television distributors that cable prices have grown at a pace faster than inflation since deregulation. Below is an edited excerpt of the association’s August 30 submission filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which annually examines the status of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming. The full submission can be found here.

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