Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



February Session, 2012

LCO No. 5390



Offered by:


REP. WRIGHT C. , 77th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5542

File No. 453

Cal. No. 350

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) Each community antenna television company, holder of a certificate of cable franchise authority and holder of a certificate of video franchise authority, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, shall make available for purchase to any customer of such company or holder any equipment necessary for such customer to utilize the community antenna television service or video service provided by such company or holder to such customer, provided such purchase is permitted under federal law.

(b) No such company or holder shall refuse to provide community antenna television service or video service to any customer that uses equipment provided to such customer by any third party to utilize such service, provided such equipment does not violate any requirement or standard established by the Federal Communications Commission or any applicable federal law. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2012

New section