Wisconsin State Senate OKs Franchise Bill

Haugsted, Linda
November 2007
Multichannel News;11/26/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p28
The article reports that the bill that will shift regulatory oversight of cable companies from municipalities and counties to the Department of Financial Institutions of Wisconsin has finally been approved by the state Senate. The bill stipulates that providers will have six-year franchises, but those who are new will be given an extension of two to five years. If implemented, Tom Moore of Wisconsin Cable Communications Associations claims that cable customers will get to enjoy reduced fees.


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