OTT Local Revenue Implications
More subscribers adding over-the-top (“OTT”) leads to declining revenues subject to franchise fees. In some instances, this programming is still using company-owned facilities in the public rights-to-way (“PROW”) to deliver the video product. However, current methodologies do not recover rent for use of the PROW in these circumstances. This session will explore ideas for local governments to obtain rent from PROW use and the legal hurdles you may encounter.