Governor signs Cable Act renewal

On June 30, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law a two-year renewal of the Illinois Cable and Video Competition Act of 2007 (the “Cable Act”). Prior to its approval by the legislature in late May, there was little discussion and only minor amendments to the Cable Act due to the big budget issues looming in Springfield.

Most importantly, there has been no resolution to AT&T’s unacceptable treatment of the public’s channels on its U-verse system. The 2017 sunset is an opportunity to get the Cable Act up-to-date with much needed technological changes that benefit the public’s channels.