Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Verizon seeks new franchise law so it can compete with cable to provide video

The Daily Press has this story ("Phone firm seeks level playing field," 1/15/05) that says Verizon is supporting a new bill that would change the franchising requirements for providing video services, to help it compete with cable companies to provide video in Virginia. The new bill is HB 2534.

I'm no expert, but technology and competition (where it exists) continues to pull the rug out from under the mainstays of the communications monopolists - cable does phone, phone does video, both do digital, there ought to be competition every where.

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