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FCC proposes video dialtone free of local franchise fees.

The Federal Communications Commission reported on Thursday that a regulatory policy should be established which permits telephone companies to develop broadband communications services such as video dialtone.

Telephone companies have been lobbying hard for permission to deliver these services, which would include the ability to "dial up" services and programming.

As part of this policy, however, the FCC has concluded that Section 621 of the Cable Act "does not require that a local exchange carrier or its customer-programmer obtain a local cable television franchise in order to offer video dialtone services."

The news release issued by the FCC said the Commission sought comment on whether local exchange carriers should be able to participate in video programming and what sorts of safeguards would be appropriate for LECs if they were permitted to participate in video programming. //@PRN1093 JOB (2650,365,1)

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Title Annotation:broadband telecommunications services; Federal Communications Commission
Author:Ferrera, Anna Pulido
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 4, 1991
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