Cable joins telecom in backing overhaul of broadband regs

California’s powerful telephone and cable companies, bitter rivals who have
been at loggerheads for months, came together Tuesday for the first time to
jointly support a revised proposal to carve up the state’s
multibillion-dollar broadband-Internet and video-services market.

In a surprise move, the lead lobbyist for the cable industry, Dennis
Mangers, testified in the Senate Utilities Committee in support of the
measure, which is authored by Assembly Speaker Fabian N

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