Section 623(k) of the Communications Act, as amended by the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 requires the Commission to publish annually a statistical report on average rates for the cable basic service tier, cable programming service tier, and equipment. The Cable Act also requires the Commission to compare the average rates of cable operators subject to “effective competition,” as identified through specific adjudications, with those of cable operators that have not been found subject to effective competition. This Report is issued in compliance with those statutory obligations.

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