lesson 7 ppy - Cable Television Cable Television n

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Cable Television
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Cable Television n Cost of monthly cable service 1950: $3.00 n Cost of monthly cable service 2006: $73 (includes high-speed  Internet access)
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Cable Television n Cost of DirecTV satellite  system 2006: $0 (But you have  to sign-up for a year of service) n First Consumer VCR: 1975 n Development of the Internet:  1986 n Development of the World  Wide Web: 1991
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Cable Television n Cable started in rural  towns such as Astoria,  Oregon and Lansford,  Pennsylvania
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Cable Television n Community Antenna TV  literally was a sharing of a  common antenna system  to pick up television  signals n By 1952, about 70 cable  systems were serving  15,000 homes in the U.S.
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Cable Television n Early on the FCC avoided regulating cable and  decided it was really an ancillary service to  broadcast television
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Cable Television n In 1972, the FCC established more formal rules Local communities, states and the FCC were to 
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