TITLE

Hill Bill to Curb Muni Nets Drawing Fire

AUTHOR(S)
Grebb, Michael
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Multichannel News;7/4/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 27, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents several comments of consumers, municipal advocates and lawmakers on the HR 2726 bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (R-Texas) that would ban states and municipalities from offering any telecommunications, information or cable service in areas where a private entity offers a similar service within the government's jurisdiction. Importance of broadband services according to Consumers Union policy analyst Kenneth DeGraff; U.S. Senators who introduced a bill on June 23, 2005 that counterweights to HR 2726; Impact of government intervention with telecommunication networks on private investment and services for consumer.
ACCESSION #
17547826

 

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