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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Cable franchises. Prohibits a unit of local government from granting a franchise for the provision of video programming or other programming service on terms or conditions more favorable or less burdensome than those of any existing franchise. Specifies that a new franchise must impose on the new cable operator equivalent obligations concerning: (1) public, educational, or government access facilities; or (2) other requirements; imposed on an existing operator under an existing franchise.