Wednesday, February 28, 2007

California Approves State-wide Video Franchising

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved rules for the state's new video-franchising process. The new rules, mandated by the California Digital Infrastructure and Cable Competition Act of 2006, streamline the video-franchise process and open the cable TV market to new competitors.

The PUC's decision allows video service providers to seek one video franchise for operating in multiple regions.

Verizon immediately announced its intent to file its first state-issued video franchise application under California's new law.