Netflix, Hulu Want Texas City's Bid For Wireline Fees Tossed

By Julia Arciga (October 5, 2020, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Netflix and Hulu have asked a Texas federal judge to toss a city's proposed class action alleging the streaming giants don't pay required municipal fees for using public broadband wireline facilities to bring their services to residents, arguing the lawsuit would have sweeping impact on the streaming landscape.

In filings on Friday, Netflix Inc. and Hulu LLC said the city of New Boston's effort to make the streaming websites pay a 5% franchise fee for using public wireline facilities to deliver their content to customers illegally expanded the scope of the Texas Video Services Providers Act and would have "radical implications."...

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