Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce On Oversight of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act

Consumers Union has traditionally viewed the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act
(SHVIA) as an important, but small piece in the overall goal of promoting more competition to
cable monopolies. We had hoped that by putting satellite on equal footing with cable — paying
the same prices for the same programming — satellite would start creating downward pressure on
cable rates and promote improved quality programming, including digital and High Definition