Telecommunications industry (91 - 96 of 96 items)
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...
High Definition Television: The Effects of Standards on U.S. Entertainment Industries
IMTEC-90-33: Published: Mar 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effects of high definition television (HDTV) on domestic television transmission standards.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. motion picture industry could convert 35-millimeter film movies and television programs to accommodate HDTV standards; (2) production equipment manufacturers would likely manufacture multiple lines of HDTV equipment to meet di...
Telecommunications: National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services
RCED-89-193: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a nationwide survey of cable television operators to compare rates and services before and after deregulation.GAO found that: (1) average monthly rates for the lowest-priced services increased by about 29 percent; (2) average monthly rates for the most popular service increased by about 26 percent; (3) for the most popular service, the availabilit...
Telephone Communications: Bypass of the Local Telephone Companies
RCED-86-66: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
GAO detailed the results of its review on customers' bypass of local telephone companies, specifically: (1) the extent of and reasons for bypass; (2) the impact that bypass may have on local telephone company revenues; and (3) observations on some regulatory actions and proposals that address bypass.GAO found that: (1) between 16 and 29 percent of large-volume telephone company customers are bypas...
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...