FTC Bureau of Competition, Statement to the FCC on Open Video System
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 permits local telephone companies and other local exchange carriers to provide cable-like services in their local service areas through what is called an "open video system
," after receiving FCC certification.
A good example in the 1996 Telecommunications Act ("1996 Act") (1) was Section 653's creation of open video systems ("OVS").
(7.) Implementation of Section 302 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Open Video Systems, Second Report and Order, 11 F.C.C.R.
The final order basically affirmed the FCC's preliminary -- substantial preemption of municipal rights-of-way authority with regard to open video systems (OVS).
Open Video Systems Provision of Cable and Video Services by Telephone Companies
The final FCC order, "In the Matter of Implementation of Section 302 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Open Video Systems
" (CS Docket No.
During the Congressional recess, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its final rules on preemption of municipal authority with regard to satellite antennae and on open video systems
as part of its implementation of the new law.
On March 11, 1996, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on "Open Video Systems
In addition, NLC also will be filing comments with the FCC on some specific rulemakings, probably those dealing with satellite zoning and open video systems