FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2008
Christine DeLoma, (512) 474-2082, or email@example.com
TCA APPLAUDS COURT DECISION ON SB 5
The Texas Cable Association today issued a statement in response to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision to allow its federal lawsuit to move forward against the State of Texas challenging Senate Bill 5 (passed during the second special session of the 79th Legislature). The U.S. District Court, Western Division of Texas, in Austin, had previously dismissed the case. The Appeals Court reversed the lower court’s ruling.
The following statement can be attributed to Christine DeLoma, TCA spokesperson:
“We firmly believe in the merits of the case. The bottom line is SB 5 unfairly gives new providers entering the market an advantage over existing cable operators because the new entrants are not held to the same regulations.
“SB 5 clearly violates not only federal law, but the U.S. and Texas Constitutions as well. Consumers should have equal access to communications services provided in a truly competitive market, where every business can offer the same services on a level playing field.
“In light of today’s ruling, we have confidence that we can present the facts to a fair and impartial Court that will ultimately rule in the best interests of Texans and of fair competition.”
TCA (www.txcable.com) is the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas.
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