The Texas Legislature convened in Austin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Key issues the cable industry is watching this session include:


Right-of-Way

Texas ROW policy should be fair, applied equally to all providers, and foster the deployment of vital communications services for Texans.


Texas Universal Service Fund

Texas consumers should not be required to pay taxes to subsidize phone companies that compete with unsubsidized providers.


Broadband

As broadband leaders, we believe it is important to advance policies that promote innovation and investment.


Taxes

Texas consumers are particularly burdened with high tax rates on telecommunications services including state, local and USF.


Stay tuned for updates on legislative issues impacting the cable industry.