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Resource ID: #3642
Subject: Cable Television
Source: Washington Monthly
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Washington Monthly looks at the problems caused when cities grant monopolies to cable companies; finds city politicians accept bribes for franchise rights; in cities with competing cable systems the consumers receive better service and more channels at lower rates; refutes the contention that without a guaranteed monopoly a cable company cannot afford to provide service to poorer neighborhoods, June 1989.

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