Video Competition

The Video Competition Act was enacted July 1, 2006 and can be found at K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 12-2021 through 12-2026. K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 12-2023 specifically addresses the video service application process and the role of the KCC. Under the Act, cable service providers no longer negotiate franchise agreements with local municipalities, but apply to the KCC for state-issued authority.

As required by the Act, the KCC promulgated regulations governing the state-issued video service application process and granting authorization to applying companies. See K.A.R. 82-15-1 Video Service Authorization.

These application forms have been developed for use by applicants: the Kansas Video Service Authorization Initial Application and Video Service Authorization Amended, Termination or Transfer Application.