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OMB Rejects FCC Cable Leasing Rules
White House budget officials has rejected a rule passed by regulators last year that would force cable operators to cut the price they charge to lease channels to independent programmers, an industry group said on Thursday.

The White House Office of Management and Budget rejected new "leased access" rules adopted in November by the Federal Communications Commission and opposed by cable operators. The OMB said the FCC had failed to justify the additional bureaucratic burdens they would put on cable companies.

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