This article is a survey of the law regarding the federal government's ability to regulate a telephone company's provision of video programming to subscribers in its service area. Part I of the article is a history of the telco-cable cross-ownership ban. Part II is an analysis of the cases striking down the ban, exploring the rationale of these cases on a consolidated basis. Part III is a summary of the applicable standards by which to evaluate future attempts by Congress or the FCC to regulate telephone companies' provision of video programming.
Unconstitutional Telco-Cable Cross-Ownership Ban: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time,
Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev.
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