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Is Broadcasting A 'Needless Expense'?

The broadcast TV system is "a needless expense, propped up not by customer demand, technical efficiency, or business necessity, but legacy regulation generations outdated."

Fighting words indeed, as written by former FCC Chief Economist Tom Hazlett,in an essay circulated by American TV Alliance, a group of broadcast-unfriendly cable operators, satellite operators, and the like.

This essay was authored partly in response to the FCC's call for comments on "its proposals to clarify the good faith bargaining it is empowered to enforce in retrans negotiations," according to Broadcasting & Cable.

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