Clyburn Statement on Time Warner Cable v. FCC and NCTA v. FCC
Federal Communications Commission
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:September 4, 2013
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
STATEMENT FROM FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON CLYBURN ON THE SECOND
CIRCUIT DECISION - TIME WARNER CABLE V. FCC AND NCTA V. FCC"I am pleased that the court of appeals upheld the Commission's program carriage rules against
constitutional challenge. As the Commission pointed out and the court agreed in rejecting the cable
industry's arguments these rules remain necessary to prevent anticompetitive conduct by video
programming distributors, and they empower consumers to access a rich and diverse mix of
programming. Although the court overturned the standstill rule on procedural grounds, it recognized that
the Commission remains free to adopt the same rule in accordance with the requirements of the
Administrative Procedure Act."
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