Escalating Cable Rates: Causes and Solutions

Members will hear testimony on the substantial rise in cable rates in recent years, the causes of such rate increases and whether any legislative changes are necessary to address the rate increases. Senator McCain will preside. Following is a tentative witness list (not necessarily in order of appearance):

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Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable John McCain

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Marilyn Praisner

  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman

    Vice President for Federal and International Affairs
    Consumers Union
  • Mr. James O. Robbins

  • Mr. George Bodenheimer

  • Mr. Rodger Johnson