FCC Sets Franchise Order

Hearin, Ted
March 2007
Multichannel News;3/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p36
The article reports that the Federal Communications Commission has released a previously adopted franchise order that gives local governments 90 days to reject or approve cable-service licenses sought by U.S. telephone companies that have facilities within city-controlled rights of way. The said deadline was designed to provide a degree of certainty to the two largest telephone companies, AT&T Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., which plan to invest in local video markets.


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