Telcos Are Timed Out in Texas

Haugsted, Linda
June 2005
Multichannel News;6/6/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p6
Focuses on the failure of Verizon Communications Inc. and SBC Communications Inc. to convince Texas legislators to approve a bill that included language centralizing franchise authority as of June 2005. Benefits provided by the disapproved bill to cable operators according to analyst Craig Moffett; Advantages of the failed bill to Texans; Response of SBC and Verizon to the concerns of the cities of Texas regarding the bill.


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