The FCC deregulates Time Warner Cable (TWC -0.2%) in several cities in Ohio and California which...

|By:, SA News Editor

The FCC deregulates Time Warner Cable (TWC -0.2%) in several cities in Ohio and California which could pave the way for rate hikes. The agency ruled that it faces "effective competition" from DirecTV and Dish Network. What to watch: The threshold for penetration has historically been 15% or higher before a market is considered open for deregulation, but in the age of streaming options such as Netflix will cable operators (CVC, CHTR) start to see more small markets open up?