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A Closer Look (The Big Connection) #184925

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The trend towards one household cable for all electronics noted.

(Seattle: Jane Clayson) The rise in cable rates since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 examined; scenes shown from Seattle. [Cable customer Al ROUSSEAU - criticizes cable company PCI.] [Seattle city council Tina PODLODOWSKI - cites rising rates.] [Cable television analyst Richard ESPOSTO, National Cable Television Association Decker ANSTROM - offer differing opinions on whether deregulation will increase rates.] Seattle's consideration of building its own cable system to compete with cable provider TCI noted. [Cable customer Dona ROUSSEAU - says the cable company does not care.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jack Smith) The technology of cabling featured; details given of how telephone and Internet service can be brought into the home via the TV cable. [Kid Erin SULLIVAN, RCN Corporation David McCOURT, RoadRunner customer Adriana ESPINOSA, WordGate Communications, Incorporated, Hal KRISBERGH, Home Network Richard GINGRAS - talk about cable capabilities.]

Clayson, Jane;
Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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