Sunday, July 02, 2006

California Video Franchise Plan May Not be Cheap

David Lazarus writes in The San Francisco Chronicle:

Just days ago, the cable industry and the phone companies were at war over AT&T and Verizon getting into the video business in California. Now we have peace in our time.

And the only loser is you.

At issue is a bill approved by a state Senate committee last week that would allow cable operators like Comcast to walk away from agreements with local municipalities as AT&T and Verizon gain franchise rights on a statewide basis.

More here.


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