TITLE

Barton: Bush Will OK National Franchising

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;4/3/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the possible approval of a bill designed to allow telephone companies to bypass local franchising and sweep into cable-television markets by U.S. President George W. Bush according to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas). Concerns regarding the impact of the lack of buildout requirements on minority and poor Americans' access to video and Internet services; Arguments raised by Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts against the institution of network-neutrality rules; Telephone companies that oppose the net neutrality provisions of the bill.
ACCESSION #
20414930

 

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