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Scollag,
Thanks for posting those links. I can't believe how close my musings were to the current events.

As for the law in these franchise agreements, I don't think that they have been tested in court. Just because there is a contract between the city and TCI, in the form a franchise agreement, does not mean that the terms of the agreement meet the letter of the law. I don't think there is much case law on these agreements, and certaintly the stakes are so high that these cases could eventually make it to the Supreme Court. I'm not an attorney, so maybe some of our Lawyer Fools can comment or give us some links to recent case rulings.

Certainly the recent FCC ruling is a plus for Cable operators everywhere. The market sure liked it with respect to ATHM ;-).

Good Luck,
LuxSit
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