Strategic behavior and competition in cable television

Evidence from two overbuilt markets

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Abstract

This article uses evidence from case studies of Montgomery, Alabama and Paragould, Arkansas to examine the strategic behavior of firms in these markets. Incumbents use a variety of tactics including price cutting and litigation to deter entry by a rival. These tactics and their effects impact on the ability of entrants to come into a market and compete. These findings have implications for policymakers particularly in light of the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-62
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Media Economics
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

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Strategic behavior and competition in cable television : Evidence from two overbuilt markets. / Barrett, Marianne.

In: Journal of Media Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1996, p. 43-62.

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