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August 4, 1982 - The Cable Telecommunications Act of 1982, approved by the Senate Commerce Committee on July 22, would help foster the healthy growth of cable television in Alaska, according to Sen. Ted Stevens, cosponsor of the measure.

The bill, establishes a national policy for cable telecommunications, which includes television and two-way data systems, and apportions regulatory authority among federal, state, and local governments.

“This bill would help set a uniform standard for cable television and avoid the patchwork of regulations that have been evolving for this industry,” Ste...

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