TITLE

Martin Eyes Fast Track for Franchises

AUTHOR(S)
Farrell, Mike
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;4/17/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 16, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the plan of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require local governments to act on the cable video franchise applications of telephone companies, according to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Dispute on whether local franchising authorities are effectively barriers to competition in the industry; Concern raised by Verizon Communications that franchise acquisition takes too long; Legislation on cable franchising being passed by the U.S. House.
ACCESSION #
20527965

 

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