Franchise Bill Finds Foes

Hearn, Ted
March 2006
Multichannel News;3/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p5
Reports on the status of a bill that would award national video franchises to telephone companies in the U.S. Attempt of the Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to build political support for the bill; Concerns about uniformity raised by some lawmakers; Overview of the network neutrality policy which bans broadband-access providers from discriminating against Web-based rivals that offer video and content services.


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