FCC to Probe Video Franchising Hurdles

Hearn, Ted
October 2005
Multichannel News;10/31/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 45, p8
Reports on the plan of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch a rulemaking procedure regarding the entry of telephone companies in October 2005. Information on a provision of the 1992 Cable Act that the FCC is planning to examine; Reason behind the attempt of SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to eliminate local franchising requirements; Effect of the passage of the S. 1504 bill of U.S. Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) on cable incumbents.


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