TITLE

Primetime for Telecom Reform on Hill

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/16/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reveals that cable will pay attention to universal service, network neutrality and video franchising as U.S. Congress gears up to overhaul the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It also deals with the hearings that the Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled. Also in this article is a summary of the issues facing cable, including the position of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association on all three and NCTA President Kyle McSlarrow's individual assessment.
ACCESSION #
19565703

 

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