TITLE

Franchise Bills Dominate State Debates

AUTHOR(S)
Haugsted, Linda
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Multichannel News;4/30/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports developments in telecommunication franchising law in the U.S. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt enacted a bill that designates franchises under the state's Public Service Commission. Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association contract lobbyist Dan Murray stated that the State Senate junked the proposed voice-over Internet protocol bill. In Florida, the different versions of the reform bill on franchising are contending to be enacted before legislature adjourns.
ACCESSION #
24922431

 

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