State lawmakers aim to take control of cable regulation


A plan in the state legislature would change the way cable franchise agreements are reached in Wisconsin to help A-T-and-T offer more customers video service.Supporters told lawmakers at a public hearing Tuesday the idea would promote competition and consumers would roundly benefit from lower prices.
Critics said people would pay for the changes through the loss of consumer protections and local control, not to mention cuts in local access programming and potentially higher taxes.Wisconsin Public Radio’s Shawn Johnson has this report…

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