Surprise for Verizon in N.J

Haugsted, Linda
December 2005
Multichannel News;12/5/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 51, p31
The article reports on the opposition of Verizon Communications Inc. to a video franchising draft bill sponsored by assemblyman Wilfredo Caraballo (D-Newark) in New Jersey that calls for a statewide franchise for some providers of cable television services. Verizon plans to launch video services only at selected communities in the state. The New Jersey Cable Telecommunication Association declined to support the measure. The bill will increase the franchising fee being paid by cable companies.


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