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DaSneaky1D
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Re: Summary of interview; as I see it

Cable companies already do. It's called franchise agreements

dadarkside
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said by DaSneaky1D:

Cable companies already do. It's called franchise agreements
Cable companies don't set these, these are negotiated with the municipality in which the cable company seeks to do business.

In fact, Cable companies dn't LIKE franchise agreements, they are often used as a tool to extract EXTRA services from the cable company.


DaSneaky1D
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Don't split hairs. Read what I wrote in context with what insomniac84 See Profile wrote.
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Au contraire, cable companies LOVE franchise agreements. Those agreements were/are their butress against competition. While they haven't liked providing local access channels and public programing, they have made a killing by having exclusive agreements territorializing the market.

They really don't like the Telcos having unfettered access to what was formally their exclusive domain.