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FCC Allowing City Of Boston To Regulate Cable Rates

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The Federal Communications Commission is allowing the City of Boston to regulate basic cable TV rates from Comcast. That reverses a 2001 order by the agency.

Mayor Thomas Menino says he's pleased the FCC recognized that cable TV is not competitive in Boston because of the lack of choice in cable providers. Comcast disagrees, saying it does face competition from satellite networks and RCN, and will appeal the FCC decision.

This program aired on April 9, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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