Accession Number : AD0786856

Title :   The Cabinet Committee Report to the President on Cable Communications,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Leland L.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This report recommends that: control of cable distribution facilities be separated from control of programming and other services provided over cable systems; no restrictions be placed on cross-media ownership or multiple ownership of cable systems; telephone companies not be permitted to control or operate cable systems within their own service areas; Consumers have the opportunity to purchase new television programming and other information services over cable without being impeded by government-established barriers; programming and other services not be subject to government regulation of content or prices; incentives to create programming for cable be fostered by full applicability of copyright laws to channel users; strong legal and technical safeguards be erected to protect individual privacy in cable communications; cable services be assured for the poor and for residents of rural areas; participation by minority racial and ethnic groups in cable ownership, operation, and programming be facilitated.

Descriptors :   *Closed circuit television, Policies, Industries, Communications networks

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE