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