McDowell: Ease Telcos' Way

Hearn, Ted
August 2006
Multichannel News;8/14/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 32, p36
The article focuses on the support of U.S. Federal Communications Commission member Robert McDowell on the involvement of the agency in helping telephone companies in their entry into the local cable television markets. At&T and Verizon Communications Inc. called for the FCC to reproach local governments that refused to approve cable franchises. McDowell asserts that the FCC has the authority to address review of franchise applications. The regulatory philosophy of McDowell is market-oriented.


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