Are Government-Owned Networks Abusing Market Power in the Set-Top Box Market? A Review of Rates
Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 16-03
5 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Date Written: April 14, 2016
In this Perspective, I address the relationship of set-top box prices to costs by asking what the government would charge for a set-top box. To do so, I look at set-top box prices actually charged by government-owned and operated video systems. In many places across the country, the government is in the business of leasing set-top boxes for television services through municipally-owned and operated communications networks.
Keywords: Set-top box, Cable Television, CATV, Federal Communications Commission, Regulation, Telecommunications, Converter Box
JEL Classification: L96
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