Federal Law

Telecommunications Act of 1934

As amended by the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and operates as an independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress.

FCC Customer Service Obligations

General operating requirements for video and cable television service providers.

Indiana Law

House Enrolled Act 1280 (see Section 9)

This 2012 act requires the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to collect specific information from local units of government who receive funds collected through franchise fees on cable video services.

House Enrolled Act 1279

This act from 2006 is commonly known as the 2006 Indiana Telecommunications Deregulation Bill.  The act placed franchising authority under the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission instead of local municipalities.  It also has helped to increase competition between telecommunication and cable companies servicing Indiana, along with improving technology and infrastructure.

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Communications Services Division

This is the main page for the IURC’s Communications Services Division website.

Indiana General Assembly

This is the main page for the Indiana General Assembly.  You can navigate the Indiana Constitution, Code, Administrative Code, and current legislative happenings.

Video Service Franchises Law

This is the chapter of the Indiana code (Indiana Code 8-1-34) that controls the law regarding Video Service Franchises.

General Administrative Order 2011-1

IURC Administrative Order titled “Revising the Application for a Certificate of Franchise Authority to Provide Video Service in the State of Indiana and the Requirements and Conditions Thereof”

General Administrative Order 2007-2

IURC Administrative Order that implements the FCC Customer Service Obligations (see above link) in Indiana.

General Administrative Order 2006-5

IURC Administrative Order titled “Revised Application and Instruction for Filing a Certificate of Franchise Authority to provide Video Service.”  Replaces Order 2006-4.

Notes on Application for Franchising Authority

Notice from the IURC explaining the application for franchising authority.