Modeling the Impacts of Deregulation and Competitive Entry on Cable Service

K.H. Tiedemann (Canada)


Cable television, Economic regulation, Price regulation, Regression models


Over the past thirty years, the U.S. cable market has been revolutionised by a series of technical and regulatory developments. A number of studies have examined various aspects of cable market deregulation, but there have been few quantitative studies of market impacts. This study attempts to fill this gap by considering four key issues: (1) examine the level and structure of cable television rates; (2) examine the level and structure of cable television usage; (3) examine the level and nature of competition in the cable television sector; and (4) determine impact of Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act and the Telecommunications Act 1996 on rates, usage and labour productivity.

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