Did You Know? Cable Franchises Are Non-Exclusive - Any Provider Can Serve Any Community.

Massachusetts Cable Television Franchising Laws Work!
Ask Your Legislators to Oppose Verizon's Legislation in Massachusetts

FACT: The Massachusetts Cable Television Market Is Among the Most Competitive
Cable companies operate in 308 communities. Satellite companies serve all communities, have 25% of the market and are growing. RCN operates a second cable television system in 18 communities. According to public records, Verizon has signed 43 franchises with about two dozen pending approval. Municipal Light Plants provide cable television services in Braintree , Norwood , Shrewsbury and Russell.

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  • Verizon Flip Flop on Video Approvals

    For months, Verizon Communications Inc. has been pushing legislation that would shift control of the cable franchising process from local to state officials, telling legislators that the current system is a major obstacle to competition.

     
  • Verizon out of line

    Verizon accused of tearing out copper telephone lines to force FiOS and wireless on customers.

     
  • Verizon MA franchising progress

    Despite Verizon's FiOS, wireline investments in Massachusetts, Boston still can't get FTTH. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have made continual progress in enhancing its wireline network in Massachusetts by investing more than $331 million in the state last year, but major cities like Boston still can't get its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

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