I just put my never-delivered statement on “cable competition” up on the Grassroots Cable website. It’s based on the views of the Philadelphia Grassroots Cable Coalition, including the Cable Code of Conduct, as well as some generally agreed-to policy points on franchising. The coherent parts are the result of fabulous edits by Beth McConnel of PennPIRG and insightful comments from Free Press’s Russ Newman.
You can read the full statement here on the Grassroots Cable website.
Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania House Policy Committee’s Hearing on Cable Competition was indefinitely postponed. Unfortunate mostly because it means I didn’t have to shorten the statement to be read aloud in 10 minutes. I’m in the process of delivering it to the appropriate legislators in anticipation of the issue arising again.