Indiana is the latest state to take the bold step to open up their cable market to competition. Policymakers need only look at the impact reform legislation made in places like Keller, Texas where the incumbent cable company slashed rates as soon as consumers had a real choice in the market place.
In fact, Verizon just announced two more towns that are now being served by its FiOS service in two other states.
This does beg the question: What's taking so long to spread compition to consumers across the country? The answer is simply the outdated franchise process – going from town-to-town, city-by-city – to negotiate market entry deals. Congress needs to make a clear national policy on franchise reform so consumers will have more choices, better content and lower prices.