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2006 Florida Statutes

Local government authority; nondiscriminatory exercise.
Section 364.0361, Florida Statutes 2006

1364.0361  Local government authority; nondiscriminatory exercise.--A local government shall treat each telecommunications company in a nondiscriminatory manner when exercising its authority to grant franchises to a telecommunications company or to otherwise establish conditions or compensation for the use of rights-of-way or other public property by a telecommunications company. A local government may not directly or indirectly regulate the terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, the operating systems, qualifications, services, service quality, service territory, and prices, applicable to or in connection with the provision of any voice-over-Internet protocol, regardless of the platform, provider, or protocol, broadband or information service. This section does not relieve a provider from any obligations under s. 166.046 or s. 337.401

History.--s. 33, ch. 95-403; s. 5, ch. 2003-32; s. 15, ch. 2005-132.

1Note.--Section 27, ch. 2005-132, provides that "[t]his act may not be construed to limit the rights of local government or the duties of providers of cable service to comply with any and all requirements of federal, state, or local law, including, but not limited to, 47 U.S.C. s. 541, s. 166.046, and s. 337.401"