RESCHEDULED -- Hearing: Video Franchising
Update from Broadcasting&Cable: The Senate Commerce Committee has rescheduled its video franchising hearing to Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The franchising hearing, which had been scheduled for Tuesady morning, was slated to deal with telco competition to cable and proposals to ease their franchising process. It was postponed for the vote approving the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. The committee was supposed to get a status report from the FCC Feb. 15, but since the White House has yet to nominate a fifth commissioner, said Committee Chairman Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), the committee decided to bump the FCC hearing, which will be rescheduled when a nominee is named.
Video Franchising Hearing Postponed
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton ]
The Senate Commerce Committee hearing on video franchising scheduled for this morning had been postponed. Instead, Senators are expected to vote on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. In addition, Sen John Ensign (R-NV), author of a video-franchising bill that would speed the rollout of telco video franchises, was in an auto accident in Nevada Tuesday and won't be able to make the hearing.
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Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Video Franchising