Sixth Circuit Upholds FCC's Video Franchising Rules

Law360, New York (June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has upheld the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s rules prohibiting local franchising authorities from refusing to award competitive cable franchises, despite an outcry from a public interest coalition made up of media nonprofit organizations and local governments.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied the petitions for review of the FCC’s March 2007 order, which aimed to open up competition in the cable franchising market, finding that the regulator had authority to issue its ruling and did not...
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