Price-Quality Tradeoffs and Welfare Effects in Cable Television Markets
17 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2010
Date Written: 2001
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 reduced restrictions oin the cable TV industry, providing completely deregulated rates in March 1999. In this paper, we develop a simple tradeoff between price and quality in order to calculate the welfare tradeoff to consumers of the provision of one additional satellite channel.
Keywords: Cable Television, Television, CATV, Price Regulation, Quality
JEL Classification: L5
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