COURT OVERTURNS FCC RULES ON CABLE OWNERSHIP

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In a case brought by what is now AOL Time Warner's Time Warner Entertainment, a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously overturned Federal Communications Commission rules that block any single company from owning cable systems reaching more than 30% of cable subscribers nationally and preventing cable owners from using more than 40% of their systems for their own channels.

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