Streaming services fight city franchise fees

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Streaming service providers are asking the Legislature to help them fight back against a lawsuit that could potentially force them to pay franchise fees that would be passed on to consumers.

A legal representative of Dish Network and DirecTV on Monday asked legislators to pass a bill ensuring local governments would not levy franchise fees against their service, something that doesn't happen now but could because of an ongoing lawsuit.

The city of Fort Scott has filed a SSJ

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