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Verizon: Rules Schmules
Tries to wiggle around TV franchise agreements
by Karl Bode 10:31AM Thursday Apr 21 2005
Traditionally, to offer TV service, a cable provider needs to sign franchise agreements for each market they serve - agreements that often benefit the community that signs them. Verizon, never a big fan of pesky rules, this week headed to Washington to try and convince lawmakers their Fios TV service should be exempt from such guidelines. Verizon argues their video-service should be covered by their existing phone franchise agreements.

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