Martin Seeks To Boost Cable Regulation

[SOURCE: Technology Daily, AUTHOR: Drew Clark]
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin urged Congress to grant the FCC authority to regulate the content or the manner in which the cable television industry provides programming to the public, presenting a dramatic challenge to the cable sector. One of Martin's proposals was that laws against "indecency" be applied to cable and satellite programming. If adopted, it would be the first time such content has been regulated since the industry began in 1948. "The best solution is for the industry to voluntary" adopt a "family-friendly" tier of channels, or to offer programming on a channel-by-channel or a la carte basis, Chairman Martin said. Failing that, "I believe that something does need to be done."
http://www.njtelecomupdate.com/lenya/telco/live/tb-OJOK1133302262209.html

* Chairman Martin's Statement:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-262484A1.doc

* FCC boss prods pay TV to do more on decency
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&story...

* FCC's Martin: 'Something Has to be Done' on Indecency
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=10015...


Martin Seeks To Boost Cable Regulation