Texas Challenges New Franchise Law

Haugsted, Linda
September 2005
Multichannel News;9/12/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 38, p1
Reports on a battle between cable and telephone companies in Texas as incumbent system operators attempt to overturn a state law reforming franchising requirements for market entrants. Lawsuit filed against Texas Governor Rick Perry and members of the state Public Utilities Commission by Texas Cable & Telecommunications Association; Total number of franchises obtained by video provider Verizon Communications Inc.; Concerns raised by cable lobbyists in California.


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