Verizon’s Petition to Massachusetts DTE Regarding Local Franchising Process

"CTV 06-1 Order Instituting Rulemaking Hearing Notice"


"On March 16, 2006, Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Massachusetts ('Verizon') filed, pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, § 4, c. 166A, § 16, and 207 C.M.R. § 2.01(1), a petition with the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, through the Cable Television Division ('Cable Division'), requesting that the Cable Division adopt a regulation governing the licensing process for a cable system in a city or town where the issuing authority has previously granted at least one cable license, and the applicant seeks to offer cable television service in competition with the incumbent provider. Verizon further requests that the Cable Division amend the regulation at 207 C.M.R. § 3.09, governing appeals, in keeping with Verizon’s proposed regulation on competitive licenses. A copy of Verizon’s Proposed Regulations is attached as Attachment A."

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