Telecommunications industry (31 - 34 of 34 items)
Follow-up National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services
T-RCED-90-89: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed cable television rates and services. GAO found that: (1) basic rates have continued to increase at a significant rate; (2) in 1989 cable subscribers' average monthly rates for the lowest-priced basic service increased by 10 percent; (3) average monthly rates for the most popular basic service also increased about 10 percent; (4) cable subscribers received additional basic channels to...
Telecommunications: Follow-Up National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services
RCED-90-199: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on cable television rates and services.GAO found that: (1) in 1989, cable rates and services continued to increase; (2) there was little change in the extent to which services offered as options at extra charge in 1988 were being offered as part of basic service in 1989; (3) rates for premium services have decreased slightly since dereg...
Selected Information on Bypass of Local Telephone Companies
RCED-86-100: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on residential and business customers' bypass of local telephone company services, focusing on: (1) two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports on bypass; (2) two nationwide bypass simulation studies; and (3) FCC and state bypass monitoring activities.GAO noted that: (1) bypass occurs when customers use alternatives to local tel...
FCC Needs To Monitor a Changing International Telecommunications Market
RCED-83-92: Published: Mar 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can effectively monitor and gauge the impact of recent FCC and congressional actions designed to increase competition in the international telecommunications market by reducing the entry barriers for the U.S. portion of the market.GAO found no general consensus that these actions would increase...