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Telecommunications: 1991 Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services
T-RCED-91-82: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1991.
GAO discussed its survey of cable rates and services from November 1986 to April 1991, focusing on changes since December 1989. GAO found that: (1) rates to customers continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation, even though they have moderated somewhat; (2) 66 percent of the subscribers for the lowest priced basic cable service incurred rate increases of more than 10 percent between Decembe...
U.S. Telecommunications Policy: Demand Dictates Supply
144265: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 12, Spring 1991, discusses the necessity of telecommunications development policies and the many issues that would need to be addressed by such policies, including: (1) the state of the nation's current telecommunications system; (2) past and future investments of telephone, telecommunications, and cable industries; (3) competition among those i...
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...
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...