Cities: Telco Entry Still Slow

Haugsted, Linda
July 2007
Multichannel News;7/9/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p18
The article reports on the impact of legislation on the market performance of video franchising in the U.S. According to TeleCommUnity, the laws have implemented to hasten the market entry of cable competitors. Gerry Lederer, an attorney of law firm Miller & Van Eaton, stated that the counters argument in local negotiations became a barrier to entry among companies in the franchising market.


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