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2009 Cable Show: Hutchison Resisting Mandate For A La Carte And Network Neutrality

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Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) told an NCTA audience Wednesday that she would resist efforts to mandate a la carte and network neutrality, but warned that unless the industry wanted Congress to get involved in retrans negotiations, it needs to try and avoid high-profile disputes.

That retrans advice echoed a message from Hill staffers to broadcasters the day before at a National Association of Broadcasters legislative conference, where they warned broadcasters that pulling their signals would not endear them to legislators.

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