Congrats again to David Shafer and the others who pushed hard to move this bill forward.
An AT&T spokesman said his company is developing plans to offer TV service in Georgia with a new state law that will allow providers to negotiate state-issued franchises.
“We are evaluating our business plans for competition in Georgia,” said Ted Wagnon, a spokesman for AT&T, the leading company behind the law.
The law allows video providers to avoid time-consuming negotiations over franchises with local governments. Companies that negotiate with the state must lay out for Georgia officials which areas they wish to cover and agree to pay a franchise fee requested by the local governments in that region.
Increased competition will benefit all of us.