Common Cause New York Testimony Regarding the Cable Franchise Agreement by and Between The City of New York and Verizon New York Inc.

May 20, 2008



This Common Cause New York testimony reads, in part, 'This franchise agreement is a valuable opportunity for New Yorkers to gain improved services and greatly expanded access to government information. Common Cause/New York strongly supports the idea of this contract, but, as with any negotiated contract, the devil is in the details. Instead, Common Cause/New York is concerned that it seems to be a $70 billion sweetheart deal, drawn up behind closed doors, that does not adequately protect ordinary New Yorkers.'

READ: Common Cause New York Testimony Regarding the Cable Franchise Agreement by and Between The City of New York and Verizon New York Inc.


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