08.22.2006 08:00 AM
California Senate committee approves bill establishing new franchise rules

The California Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a bill that would overhaul the state's cable franchising process and pave the way for new competitors, such as the Verizon FiOS service.

The bill guarantees local communities will continue to receive franchise fees consistent with those paid by incumbent cable companies. The bill has already received unanimous and bipartisan support in the Assembly (77-0) and the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (10-0).

It is expected to be considered on the floor of the state Senate this month.



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