With a great victory for consumers in the House of Representatives last week, consumers are closer than ever to enjoying true competition for cable and broadband services. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Senator Ted Stevens’ (Alaska) communications bill that will streamline the video franchise process. Stevens modified his initial draft to accommodate the needs of mayors and localities and is poised to move forward with a markup of the bill next week (June 20).
The Senate now can finish the process by keeping to its schedule and pass a good, clean franchise reform bill. Consumers deserve this win – check the clock to see how much consumers could save!