Local Groups Urge Supreme Court to Review FCC Ruling on Cable Franchise Fees

Vadum, Matthew
November 2004
Bond Buyer;11/16/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32011, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports that local government groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court last week to hear their challenge to a Federal Communications Commission ruling that they say deprives localities of up to $470 million annually in local franchise fees paid by cable system operators that provide cable-modem Internet access. Although franchise fee revenues rarely back local governments' bonds, the Supreme Court case is of interest to the municipal market both because of the $470 million-per-year in lost franchise fees and because those governments worry that the figure will grow dramatically in coming years as high-speed Internet access services increase in popularity.


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