TITLE

FCC Sets a Franchising Shot Clock

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/1/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the 90 days notice set by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on video-franchising applications of cable competitors with access to public rights-of-way. The franchise-reform is referred by FCC chairman Kevin Martin as a way of prompting large cities to act more quickly in granting cable franchises to telephone companies. Martin said that he pushed for franchise reform to create more competition, reduce rates, and speed the deployment of Internet service.
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24973689

 

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