by National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors, in cooperation with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C .
Written in English
|Statement||edited by Cynthia M. Pols, Norman M. Sinel, Paul S. Ryerson ; contributions by Leonard S. Simon ... [et al.].|
|Contributions||Pols, Cynthia M., Sinel, Norman M., Ryerson, Paul S., Simon, Leonard S., National League of Cities., United States Conference of Mayors., Arnold & Porter.|
|LC Classifications||KF2844 .C34 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v. (loose-leaf) ;|
|LC Control Number||85060655|
Cable Franchising - Elements of a Renewal Franchise Document In the aftermath of Federal legislation, cable system consolidations and the emergence of a some degree of consensus on issues like system design and architecture and customer service, the process of negotiating a franchise renewal document had become more focused. Full Title: Clarifying Local Franchising Authorities for Cable Operators Document Type(s): Public Draft Bureau(s): Office of Chairman Pai, Media Relations Related Document(s): News Release - FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for September Open Meeting. This paper provides an overview of how the City of Seattle regulates and franchises cable television, including the City’s authority over and the Council’s role in franchising, collection of and expenditure of fees, as well as the public benefits of cable franchises. A Brief History of Cable Franchising. Cable Act amendments. Implements limited rate regulation. Restricts support for Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access to financial support for capital and equipment. Telecom Act. Further limits rate regulation. Creates Open Video System status to ease regulation and encourage telco.
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts rules governing how local franchising authorities may regulate cable operators and cable television . The Process In , the Public Service Commission adopted rule changes that address competitive franchising situations. Under new Part , an applicant for a competing franchise is required to file an application with the municipality in a format and with the information specified by section The applicant must also indicate whether it will provide service on the same terms and. (2) A person seeking to provide cable service or video service may elect to negotiate a local cable service or video service franchise agreement with a municipal or county franchise authority and may enter into a negotiated cable television franchise agreement in accordance with Title VI of the Communications Act of (47 U.S.C. § et seq. The Cable Act permitted local franchising authorities to regulate only if the cable franchise area was served off the air by fewer than three unduplicated broadcast signals; in , the Commission raised this number to six. In passing the Cable Act, Congress found rates for cable services rose significantly following the Cable Act.
Pursuant to Section of the Communications Act, local franchising authorities may require cable operators to set aside channels for public, educational, or governmental ("PEG") use. Public access channels are available for use by the general public. They are usually administered either by the cable operator or by a third party designated by the franchising authority. Cable Franchising - Franchise Renewal Process The process for renewing cable television franchises is governed by Federal and State laws and regulations. Federal requirements are found in Section of Title VI of the Federal Communications Act (47 USCS ) of . Welcome to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority website. Here you will find information about the regulation of rates and services of Connecticut’s electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication public service companies as well as franchise information about the state’s cable television companies. Cable Television - Where to File Complaints Regarding Cable Service The Federal Communications Commission and local franchising authorities are responsible for enforcing a variety of cable television regulations. A franchising authority is the local municipal, county or other government organization that regulates certain aspects of the cable television industry at the state or local level.