Cable TV: Restraining Prices by Competition, Not Re-Regulation

Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): William G. Laffer

Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information

Keywords: Communications

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The current legislation being considered by Congress or any "compromise" regulation bill will harm consumers. George Bush and Congress would do well to point out that local governments can help consumers by removing restrictions on competition. And Bush and Congress can help as well by removing restrictions on cable services provided by telephone companies. No kind or amount of regulation will help consumers. Only competition will.