[WEBINAR] Understanding and Responding to the FCC Cable In-Kind and Mixed Use Order

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A new FCC Order updating cable franchising rules could cost local governments in every state hundreds of millions of dollars. The Order arms cable operators with the right to require existing franchise terms be modified to offset from franchise fees many in-kind benefits, including free cable services, I-Nets and, potentially, Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channel capacity. Unlike prior FCC cable orders, this Order applies in all states, including those where franchises are granted at the state level. This includes See more +
A new FCC Order updating cable franchising rules could cost local governments in every state hundreds of millions of dollars. The Order arms cable operators with the right to require existing franchise terms be modified to offset from franchise fees many in-kind benefits, including free cable services, I-Nets and, potentially, Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channel capacity. Unlike prior FCC cable orders, this Order applies in all states, including those where franchises are granted at the state level. This includes California, Texas, Michigan and 20 others.

This webinar was timed to share insights before the new FCC Order takes effect in early to mid-September. BB&K partners Gerard Lederer and Gail Karish went over the Order in-depth, outlining in detail the threats facing local governments in all states. They also shared BB&K's plans to appeal the Order on behalf of affected local government clients and how your community can join that effort. See less -

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