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the penetration equation.
rate of return on total capital a full percentage point for profitabi.
». the statutory fees proposed in $.644. is to reduce the financial copyright tees are required. The predominant effect of Schedule
We turn tinally to the financial prospects for cable when
only when local circumstances produce unusually favorable penetration,
chance of earning a going rate of return in the top 100 market.
fees are absent. Thum, 7.510-10,000 subscriber systems have some profitable system in each type of market, at least 18 copyright
unusually high penetration is sufficient to produce at least one
Turning to the results in Tables 9 and 10 we lind that such
munities having the same signal lineups, income, etc. will have
penetration is most favorable in other words, nine out of 10 com
third we have in effect selected only the 10% of the cases in which
penetration to vary above or below the average value predicted by
In increasing the average value by one
characteristics. A variety of unmeasured factors can cause actual
greater than would be expected on average, for each set of market
systems (tables 5 and 7) assuming that penetration is one-third
to such variations, we have rerun all of the intermediate-rized
To measure the sensitivity of our findings for typical systems require high-cost local origination facilities, etc. others will require extensive undergrounding, still others will
tions we have reported. Some communities will have higher incones