BB&K In the News Jul 5, 2016

Kansas City is a Rare Market of Broadband Competition in a Fast-Consolidating World

BB&K Attorney Drew Clark Discusses Broadband Demand in Cities with The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star reports on how, with Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Consolidated Communications all fighting for customers, cable company mergers change the dynamics between those who produce entertainment and those who sell pay TV service. For several reasons, customers increasingly buy all their communications services from a single company’s bundle, the newspaper reports.

“’Broadband is becoming the most important part of any bundle,’ said Washington, D.C., attorney Drew Clark, whose firm, Best Best & Krieger, represents cities wanting to build high-bandwidth networks.

"’(Telephone) landlines and television are becoming less important…. And when people aren't as tied to that video package, it makes it all the more important to be the company selling them Internet connections.’”

To read the entire article, which ran June 30, 2016 in The Kansas City Star, click here.

Drew Clark is no longer with BB&K. If you have questions about this article, please contact Joseph Van Eaton at joseph.vaneaton@bbklaw.com.

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