Hearn, Ted
May 2006
Multichannel News;5/8/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 19, p6
The article focuses on the anti-discrimination provisions in the cable-franchise reform bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas). Barton claims that cable industry is just focusing on wealthy households and ignoring low-income consumers. The bill requires that a national franchise applicant should identify each franchise area in which it intends to provide service. It cites the arguments raised by AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc. against the bill.


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