Draft Legislation Would Ease Franchising

Hearn, Ted
September 2005
Multichannel News;9/19/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p40
Focuses on the possibility that telephone companies could offer video programming into cable markets with minimal local interference based on a draft legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at amending the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Specific provisions of the proposed legislation for cable and other high-speed Internet access providers; Rules to follow when franchising under the proposed legislation; Need for broadband video providers to comply with must-carry rules according to the bill.


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