The issues of access and cable television regulation pose serious constitutional questions. This article examines the first amendment implications of regulating cable television. The author provides an overview of cable's regulatory history and the legislative history of the Cable Communications Policy and Telecommunications Act of 1984 (CCPA). The author concludes that current laws, without the CCPA, are sufficient to protect and promote the marketplace for mass communications media.
The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 v. the First Amendment,
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