Bells Setback in Texas IPTV Battle


Baby Bells plans to offer IPTV in Texas had a bit of setback, when Texas State Senate rejected a proposed legislation that would have allowed Verizon and SBC to fast track their IPTV services by signing a single statewide video franchise agreement, instead of negotiating with individual cities. The cable guys on the other hand, have negotiated franchise agreements with cities and municipalities. Texas’ house of representatives had cleared the way for a state wide franchise. I still think IPTV is a political hairball, which is going to cause a lot of problems in the near term.

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