Advisor

Lee Shaker

Date of Award

Summer 9-1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication

Department

Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 65 pages)

Subjects

Municipal franchises -- United States -- Finance, Cable television -- Taxation -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.5725

Abstract

Cable Franchise Fees and PEG Fees function as key resources to the longevity of local media. Critics of the fees suggest that revenue earned from them is misplaced, and/or misused. This research examines the budgets of twenty US cities to determine how much money cities are collecting from these fees and where these funds are spent in an attempt to determine if the actual usages of Franchise and PEG Fee revenue corresponds to their theoretical benefits.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21399

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