Tennessee Bill Would Broaden Broadband

Haugsted, Linda
April 2008
Multichannel News;4/14/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 15, p8
The article focuses on the revised state franchising bill that was presented by legislators of Tennessee. The new bill contains a unique scheme intended to incent new providers to extend broadband services. It stipulates that a provider would get credit on a 4-to-1 basis for connecting a home to broadband services for the first time; hence, large telephone companies that become video providers would no longer have a hard time in delivering service to 30 percent of their existing service area.


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