Retrans: A Big Hole in Telecom Bill

Gleason, James
May 2006
Multichannel News;5/22/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p21
Comments on the proposed U.S. Senate Telecommunications Bill, S. 2686. Supports of the independent cable operators represented by the American Cable Association on the bill; Purpose of introducing the bill; Key provisions of the legislation.


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