Obsolete TV Law Needs Modernization

Important free market communications legislation introduced in mid-December warrants flagging because it brings needed attention to a real and growing problem, how obsolete communications law stifles innovation, growth and consumer benefit. The DeMint-Scalise bill, “The Next Generation Television Marketplace Act,” introduced by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), would repeal antiquated restrictions of the 1992 Cable Act that have been made obsolete by dramatic changes in market, competition and technology over the last 20 years.