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Missouri TV viewers may get more options

By Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri House has passed a bill that will make it easier for AT&T and other phone companies to offer TV service to their customers.

The legislation allows companies to offer TV service across the state after gaining approval from the Public Service Commission, meaning they will no longer have to negotiate separate franchise agreements with each city or town.

The bill is now on its way to Governor Blunt, and spokesperson Jessica Robinson says he'll sign it.

"We've certainly heard from those folks who are excited about the opportunities for new technology coming into the state, for the potential for more options and more choices for cable."

AT&T officials say they'll spend more than $100 million to bring TV service to Missouri.

It will likely begin in the St. Louis area.


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