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Re: Hub TV in Western Mass....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Abruzzese" <abruzzese@biochem.bumc.bu.edu>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: Hub TV in Western Mass....

> OTOH, cable franchise contracts are negotiated on a town-by-town basis.
> I believe that if the contract requires that the cable company carry
> specific stations/channels, then they must carry them, regardless of the
> federal must-carry rules (which only state minimum requirements).

Good point, but that's much different than the Legislature passing a state
law.  I also think that the process of cable franchise agreements is
proscribed by federal law.  For example, federal law now bares
municipalities from regulating cable rates.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine