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Status of Competition for Video Services in Michigan


MPSC Annual Video/Cable Provider Survey - 2014

This survey is for all video/cable providers currently providing service in Michigan pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act, Public Act 480 of 2006. The responses to this survey will provide the Michigan Public Service Commission with updated information regarding the status of video competition in Michigan for the 2014 annual report as mandated by the Act. The completion of this survey is required by all video/cable providers operating within the state of Michigan.

If you consider any or all of the information that you have submitted confidential, please indicate so at the end of the survey. Responses to this survey must be received by DECEMBER 12, 2014. Please submit only one survey response.

Should you have any questions regarding this information request, please e-mail Christina Forist at foristc@michigan.gov or by phone at (517) 241-6100

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Contact Information (Required Fields *)
Company Name*
Address*
Address 2
City/Township/Village*
State*
Zip*
Contact Person*
Title*
Direct Phone*
Direct Email*


1. As of today, how many video/cable subscribers did your company provide service to in Michigan in 2014 (actual number)?

2. When did your company begin offering cable/IPTV services to customers in Michigan?

3. Since PA 480 of 2006 became effective (01/01/07), what has been the change in the number of subscribers you serve? (Check only one)

Increased
Decreased
No Change
N/A
Other (Briefly explain below)

4. For 2014, what has been the change in the number of subscribers you serve compared to the total submitted in 2013? (Check only one)

Increased
Decreased
No Change
Other (Briefly explain below)

5. If your company offered cable/IPTV service in Michigan PRIOR to PA 480 (1/1/07), how would you rate the efficiency of completing and submitting necessary uniform franchise agreements since PA 480 took effect? (Check only one)

Process has improved
Process is adequate
Process is complicated and lengthy
No opinion on process

6. If your company offered cable/IPTV service in Michigan AFTER PA 480 (1/1/07), how would you rate the efficiency of completing and submitting necessary uniform franchise agreements? (Check only one)

Process is easy and time friendly
Process is adequate
Process is complicated and lengthy
No opinion on process

7. How many total franchise agreements does your company have (in Michigan)?

8. How many of those franchise agreements (in Question 7) are the Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreements and how many are not?

Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreements
Other franchise agreements

9. Was your company an incumbent provider prior to the effective date (01/01/07) of PA 480 of 2006?

Yes
No

10. Prior to PA 480 of 2006 (01/01/07), was your company the only video/cable (not satellite) provider offering service in your franchise areas?

Yes
No
N/A


If you indicated NO, how many of your franchise areas had:
10a. One other competing provider (Indicate how many):
10b. Two other competing providers (Indicate how many):
10c. Three other competing providers (Indicate how many):

11. Since PA 480 of 2006 became effective (01/01/07), is there now a video/cable (not satellite) competitor in your approved franchise areas?

Yes
No


If you indicated YES, how many of your franchise agreement areas today have video/cable competitors (not satellite):
  One other competing provider (How many franchise areas):
  Two other competing providers (How many franchise areas):
  Three other competing providers (How many franchise areas):

12. Since PA 480 of 2006 became effective (01/01/07), how much has your company invested in the Michigan video/cable market (dollar amount)?

13. How much has your company invested in the Michigan video/cable market during 2014 (dollar amount)?

14. Have you had any informal or formal disputes with franchise entities on the Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreements during 2014?

Yes
No

If you indicated YES, please answer the following:
14a. How many franchise entities has your company had disputes with?
14b. What was the dispute(s) regarding? (Check all that apply):
Franchise Fee
PEG Fee
Completeness of the Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreement
Submission of the Attachment 3 Form
Mapping/Footprint Information
Other (Briefly explain)

15.

The MPSC sends a hard copy letter to all video/cable providers requesting the completion of this survey. In the future would you like to also receive this notification by email?

Yes
No

If YES, please provide email contact information here:

Provider
Contact Person
Email Address


16. Please provide any other comments or suggestions.

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If you consider any or all of the above responses to be confidential, please indicate which responses are confidential. (List question numbers below)




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By submitting, you are certifying that the foregoing responses are true and correct to the best of your knowledge, information, and belief. Please press submit only once.


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