September 1, 2006 4:46 AM PDT

California passes bill easing cable rules

Bill eliminating city-by-city franchises aims to increase competition with cable providers. Telecoms pleased.

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That's fair....
The cable companies pay to have franchises in cities, and the state comes through and says too bad.

Does the state have a reimbursement fund for the remainder of the franchise that has already been paid?
Posted by schubb (202 comments )
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On the other hand
Phone companies will still have to pay fees - just to the states instead individual cities. The money's still there just moving faster.
Posted by Chevaliermusic (72 comments )
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Good!
I think the Fed / FCC should make this happen in all areas. The consumer wins.
Posted by riodejaneiro2007 (67 comments )
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