HR 1542 [OT, anti-BS attempt, US]

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Mon May 7 22:13:32 UTC 2001

On Mon, 7 May 2001, M. David Leonard wrote:

> 	Maybe you feel comfortable with the extent of regulation you see 
> (or think you see) in Florida but after a few years on the cable 
> advisory board in Greenfield, Massachusetts, I can tell you that there is 
> no effective regulation here.  I seriously doubt that there is meaningful 
> cable regulation anywhere but I am willing to be corrected.  At least in 
> Massachusetts, cable advisory boards are a sick joke.

I'll second that. I serve on the Newton, MA cable board and consult to a
number of cities around the country.

In MA, the state Dept. of Telecom. and Energy tends to preempt local
boards whenever they try to regulate. It's not too much better anywhere

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