House Set to Vote on Barton Bill

Hearn, Ted
June 2006
Multichannel News;6/5/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p2
Reports that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation that would establish a national cable franchising system and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to police cable and telephone companies. Provisions of the bill that was sponsored by Energy and Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas); Intention of House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) to urge the House to vote on his bill aimed at broadband access providers; Stand of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association on Barton's bill.


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