Senate Panel's TV Choice Vote Suggests Franchise Reform Is Within Reach, Verizon Executive Says
"Congress is close to producing a tangible victory for consumers - lower cable TV bills and greater video choice. The full Senate should vote soon because every year reform is delayed costs consumers $8.2 billion in higher cable bills.
"This bipartisan committee vote - and the huge House victory - prove video choice is within consumers' grasp this year. The momentum is there if the full Senate acts soon to give consumers the competition and choice they deserve.
"We congratulate Chairman Stevens and Sen. Inouye on their decisive, bipartisan victory for consumers."