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New GAO Report Favors Competition in Cable Market

Telecommunications: Issues Related to Competition and Subscriber Rates in the Cable Television Industry. GAO-04-8, October 24. Highlights.

  • “Competition leads to lower cable rates and improved quality. Competition from a wide-based company is limited to a very few markets. However, where available, cable rates are substantially lower (by 15 percent) than in markets without this competition.”
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