FCC to Reverse Decision Regarding À la carte Cable Pricing

Posted on Sunday, December 18 2005 @ 2:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As most readers are now aware, the FCC is about to issue (or reissue) a report stating that cable companies should offer à la carte pricing to their customers instead of force-feeding them prepackaged tiers. According to the FCC, consumers should have the ability to select and pay for only the channels they want to watch, versus having to pay for bundles or "tiers" comprised of many channels they never view.

The FCC stated that the agency's latest research concludes that "...à la carte could be in the best interest of consumers" as well as being "economically feasible." This runs counter to last year's FCC report which found that à la carte pricing would result in substantial price increases for consumers and negatively impact the cable TV industry. Read on over at Designtechnica.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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