Federal Communications Law Journal

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46 Federal Communications Law Journal 125 (1993)


Perhaps the most significant changes resulting from the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 will be those affecting equipment on subscriber's premises. The 1992 Cable Act differentiates cable equipment and cable services. The Author discusses the framework of the equipment provisions of the Cable Act, specifically regarding cable equipment rates, cable home wiring, and consumer electronics compatibility. He relates the history of the customer-premises (CPE) unbundling through the Computer II decision and post-Computer II developments, then proposes that the FCC could apply its CPE precedents to cable equipment.