Cable Franchise Management for a New Decade
What do you need in a franchise now that you didn’t need 10 years ago? How will the FCC’s “Section 621 Order” impact in-kind franchise obligations and PEG programming? As traditional local ‘head end’ delivery structures are replaced by internet protocol delivery structures, what authority do local communities have when cable operators or internet service providers use the public right-of-way to offer internet-based video service? This webinar will address these questions from the federal law perspective and also review the unique considerations on franchising – cable and telecommunications – in Washington state, including insurance and indemnification needs and the new authority counties have for collecting franchise and telecommunication fees.