A new survey indicates support for the Video Competition Act. The Survey was commissioned by the Wisconsin Video Choice coalition. The survey of 600 registered voters was conducted earlier this month by the Mellman Group , and found more than half of those surveyed favor passing the bill now, rather than waiting for the state budget to pass.
David Storey with the Wisconsin Merchants Federation calls the bill a "win-win" for consumers, business and labor. The bill essentially deregulates the industry in Wisconsin and allows video providers to negotiate a statewide franchise agreement, instead of working with local governments. It has passed the state Assembly but faces an uncertain future in the Senate.