Proposed telecommunications bill drops, and CMA responds

Posted by Mitchell - September 16, 2005 (entry 359)

We have been encouraging people to voice their opposition to three bills before Congress which would be disastrous to local cable television franchises.

On a related note, a new, as yet unnamed, telecommunications bill has been announced. To put it mildly, would be a disaster as it would likely abolish local funding mechanisms for public access requirements for internet TV via telephone providers. Plus, what about something as basic as your cable bill? Why should costs have to keep going up?

CMA is one of twenty-two organizational co-signatories to a national response calling for to Congress to hold public hearings and listen to the concerns of citizens, rather than just the trappings of bribers media industry kingpins with the promise of a plum corporate job after officials' time in "public service".

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