Cable Competition Not Allowed in Wisconsin

A new report says Wisconsin consumers could have more options for less money if cable competition were allowed.

The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute's report released Thursday says consumers on cable's basic and expanded basic tiers could save up to $150 a year on their bills.

Cable advocates say the report relies on data released three years ago that is no longer accurate and doesn't take into account discounts that cable companies offer consumers.

A bill recently introduced in the legislature is modeled after laws in 11 states to increase competition in the Cable TV market.

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