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Thursday, August 18 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
The Ins and Outs of Franchise Renewal and Competitive Franchising ($)

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While the franchise renewal process as guided by Federal Law has not changed, the outcomes of franchise renewal are changing with the evolving business and technology environment. For example, for the first time in many years companies like CenturyLink and Google are seeking initial franchises. How do these new entrants affect the relationship with the incumbent cable company regarding PEG issues during and after renewal? This session will provide answers to questions about needs assessment, HDTV and EPG for PEG access, capital vs operating funding issues, and how to prepare for and maximize your opportunities during renewal and franchising negotiations.

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avatar for Sue Buske

Sue Buske

President, The Buske Group
For the past 40 years, Sue Buske has represented local governments, Community Media Centers (PEG access), educational institutions, and community organizations in their interactions with cable companies.  Ms. Buske is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the United States on cable policy and local cable programming issues.  She is a highly experienced negotiator who has had success in translating community needs and... Read More →
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Gerard Lederer

Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP
Gerard Lavery Lederer is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, he was an attorney with Miller & Van Eaton, a nationally-recognized telecommunications law firm. | | Mr. Lederer serves as legislative counsel to TeleCommUnity, a collection of local governments dedicated to ensuring respect for local rights in federal legislative activity. He... Read More →
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Jodie Miller

Town Square Television



Thursday August 18, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom E

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