AT&T Wins Conn. Franchise
- Competition and the Price of Municipal Cable Television Services: An Empirical Study. Richardo O. Beil Jr.; Dazzio Jr., P. Thomas; Ekelund, Robert B.; Jackson, John D. // Journal of Regulatory Economics;Dec1993, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p401
This paper investigates the effect of competition in the provision of cable television services on social welfare. We develop a simple theoretical model that suggests that competition will be welfare enhancing so long as it results in lower market prices. We empirically test for the presence of...
- Learning to play by rules that aren't always fair. Maurer, Mickey // Indianapolis Business Journal;05/01/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p11A
Focuses on lessons learned by the author from competition in the cable television market in Indiana. State law that forbids the granting of exclusive franchises; Author's experience with filing of a grant in cable television in Franfort; Factors that make entrepreneurship exciting.
- Conn. Won't rim Franchises Over Rates. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;2/17/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p16
Reports on the denial of petition from state senators by Connecticut regulators that called for reductions in franchise-renewal spans for cable operators that raise rates in excess of the cost-of-living index and fail to support community programming. Senators that filed the petition; Factors...
- Overbuilds Gain Franchises, Seek Others. Estrella, Joe; Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;09/25/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 39, p8
Reports the franchises gained by several cable companies in the United States. List of franchises signing deals with Digital Access Inc. and Everest Connections; Details on the cable market in several states; Companies focusing on second-tier markets.
- N.J. Pol Wants to Aid Overbuild Efforts. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;9/3/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 36, p8
Reports the drive of Senator Richard Dodey to allow cable competitors to receive better franchise terms over incumbent operators in the U.S. Impact of the move on program providers; Negotiation of regional franchises; Limitations of the franchise proposals.
- L.A. OPERATORS PREVIEW POSITIONS. Figler, Andrea // Cable World (10427228);4/1/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p6
Reports the plans of cable operators in Los Angeles, California to renew the franchise-renewal negotiations in 2002.
- Arm-Twisting Resumes on Tenn. Franchising. HAUGSTED, LINDA // Multichannel News;2/25/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p10
The article reports on the decision of the incumbent cable operators and AT&T to resume their lobbying over a bill on cable franchising in Tennessee. Representatives of the Tennessee Cable Telecommunications Association (TCTA) and the firm are meeting with legislators to reach consensus on...
- Statewide TV franchises go on front burner. Lane, Amy // Crain's Detroit Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 38, p6
The article presents information on the proposed legislation to give AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. a statewide video franchise in the U.S. If the legislation is passed it would bypass the city-by-city agreements presently governing cable TV companies. According to the bill, a company...
- Cable Competition Waltzes Across Texas. Estrella, Joe // Multichannel News;08/21/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 34, p3
Focuses on the competition among cable television networks in Texas. Participation of the Western Integrated Networks LLC, Grande Communications and WideOpen West (WOW) LLC franchises; Implications of the competition for the consumers; Details on the Forth Worth agreement with WOW; Preparation...