Model legislation for franchise reform would contain the following elements:
Elimination of barriers to competition, such as a franchise bureaucracy, in order to provide consumers greater choice of video technology and service provider.
Elimination of build-out requirements and other service mandates that dissuade investment in video services and job creation.
Elimination of rate regulation and franchise fees that artificially inflate consumers’ costs.
Elimination of performance standards which tend to neutralize the competitive discipline imposed by market forces.
Ensure that no segment of the market enjoys a regulatory advantage.