Telco Bills Re-Emerge

Haugsted, Linda
January 2006
Multichannel News;1/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p34
The article focuses on the reemergence of telephone company-supported efforts to reform cable franchise rules in the U.S. Cable lobbyists were able to convince lawmakers of the insufficient debate on telecommunications reform in Virginia. Verizon will seek operating authority from utility regulators to introduce video services in Delaware. The Verizon-supported bill in Virginia mandates that local authorities act upon franchise requests within 120 days.


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