Cable Choice and Competition Act

A. Joseph Ross
Wed Jun 6 14:25:41 EDT 2007

On 6 Jun 2007 Garrett Wollman wrote:

> Pretty much.  It's an astroturf campaign backed by Verizon trying to
> bypass local franchise authorities (i.e., cities and towns) and get
> the General Court to give it a statewide cable TV franchise, in which
> it would be allowed to serve only those customers it felt like (i.e.,
> the most profitable ones), unlike the incumbent cable TV companies who
> must serve everyone in their licensed service areas.
> As with all campaigns, there is an equal and opposite astroturf
> operation acting as a front for Comcast.  I've heard radio spots from
> both urging me to contact my state legislators and support or oppose
> this legislation.

Thanks, I had an inkling it was something like that.  When a campaign 
has some gut-reaction slogan like "choice and competition" and is 
short on the specifics, it's a good guess. 

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                   617.367.0468
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