Public concern over cable television's status as a monopoly has generated a movement to allow local franchising authorities to regulate cable service rates. Because the courts have yet to hear a First Amendment challenge to imposing rate regulation on a member of the media, the constitutionality of cable rate regulation is not settled. This Comment argues that the restriction on speech resulting from rate regulation is outweighed by the substantial government interest in preventing unfair monopoly pricing practices.
Regulating Cable Television Rates: A Phantom First Amendment Problem,
67 Wash. L. Rev.
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