Washington, D.C. June 18, 2012 – Progress isn’t made in the past. It’s built for the future. So who would expect 20 year old technology legislation to serve the public good? We applaud Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) for his focus on the future. Chairman Walden’s hearing on the Future of Video next week will be a window on how technology advancements and marketplace changes impact consumers’ access to video content today and in the future.
It’s time Congress examines the antiquated 1992 Cable Act retransmission consent regime so consumers can move into the future. We urge the Senate and House to hold more hearings to assess the situation and begin the process to enact needed reforms.
For more on how the marketplace has changed since the 1992 Communications Act, click here.