Summary: H.R.3146 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3146. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/30/2005)

Video Choice Act of 2005 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit a competitive video services provider (CVSP) from being required to obtain a franchise in order to provide any video programming, interactive on-demand services, other programming services, or any other video services in an area in which the CVSP has any right or authority to establish lines in or across public rights-of-way and such right or authority does not rely on, and is independent of, any cable franchise obtained by the CVSP. Allows the CVSP to be subject to the payment of fees (with limits) to a local franchising authority based on the gross revenue of the CVSP in that area.

Provides for the regulatory treatment of CVSPs.