Let me underscore that – a BIG win. Last night, the House voted overwhelmingly (majorities of both parties) 321-101 to streamline the video franchise process which will spur competition for consumers cable subscriptions. C4CC applauds the House for seeing the bill to final passage – consumers are the real winners. Lower prices, more choices and better service comes when companies compete in the marketplace. The passage of this bill brings competition for cable consumers one step closer.
We’ve learned that Senator Stevens, the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to release his re-drafted telecom bill which is expected to be the main vehicle for franchise reform in the Senate. There is an aggressive schedule for this legislation with a hearing on June 13 and mark-up of the bill on June 20. That would pave the way for a final vote in the Senate in early July.
The momentum is with cable consumers – lets keep it up!