CABLE ASSOCIATION APPEALS STATE CABLE FRANCHISE DECISION

The previous edition of the TML Legislative Update reported that the Texas Cable and Telecommunications Association (TCTA) lost its federal district court challenge to the state law provision that requires incumbent cable providers to fulfill obligations under existing cable franchise agreements until those agreements expire. Click here to read that detailed article.   

On November 19, TCTA filed a notice that it will appeal the trial court’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. TML will continue to monitor the case, but it appears almost moot because only a handful of grandfathered cable franchises remain in existence.

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