TITLE

Utah Bill Creates Hurdles for Munis

AUTHOR(S)
Estrella, Joe
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Multichannel News;03/19/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports the passing of the House Bill 149, regulating the franchise terms granted to a municipally owned network in Utah. Discouragement of localities from competing as cable retailers; Denial of using proceeds to bankroll municipally owned telecommunications network; Protection of taxpayers' money.
ACCESSION #
4224806

 

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