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Belleville, NJ
reply to brownk

Re: [HD] FCC Rules on Verizon Access to MSG HD

No surprise this ruling came down, just nobody knew how long it would finally take. CV's only option now is to file a claim against the ruling, likely by saying that the FCC overstepped it's legislative bounds. That of course requires them to be granted an injunction against the 30 day requirement, which they'll probably get. That said, injunctions are not issued for a long time, meaning the case could go to court pretty quickly. I'm no law scholar but I simply don't expect the FCC to be struck down in this matter. The case from Verizon/AT&T relied on competition-based claims, and the laws are meant to spur cable TV alternatives. Not only that, but I am pretty sure that every single claim filed against a with holder like CV has been successful. Time and time again. And like I said all along, the Dolans were not going to be able to fool the FCC that their MSG and CV units are now separate companies. I would be surprised if this case isn't settled by winter.