Saturday, February 11, 2006

New FCC Report Reveals Truth -- Cable Choice Helps Consumers
By Allie Martin and Jenni Parker
February 10, 2006

(AgapePress) - Pro-family groups are welcoming an FCC report that finds consumers who subscribe to cable and satellite services could realize widespread benefits if they could pay for and receive only the channels they want.

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its latest report on "a la carte" pricing for cable TV customers, giving new information that contradicted the conclusions of an earlier report on the issue. According to the Commission's latest findings, consumers could save as much as 13 percent on their cable or satellite television bill if they had the a la carte option.

Cable providers have claimed it would be cost-prohibitive to allow subscribers to bundle their own channel packages by making selections from a menu of channel options. Supporting their argument was a 2004 study by Booz Allen Hamilton that determined a la carte programming could not be offered economically.
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