AB 2987 Creating a Statewide Franchise for Cable and Video Service Providers Goes to Governor
AB 2987 (Nunez/Levine) passed both the Assembly and Senate, and heads to the Governor for approval. The official site for California legislative information has not yet been updated with the version of AB 2987 as passed, but check back here for updates.
AB 2987 enacts the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 and creates a new statewide franchise for cable and video service providers to be administered by the Public Utilities Commission. The bill provides that cities, counties, cities and counties, or joint powers authorities shall receive state franchise fees in exchange for the use of public rights-of-way for the delivery of video services. In addition, the bill provides that local entities may establish a fee to support public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel facilities.ShareThis