The Idaho Senate voted Thursday to streamline the way cable TV companies enter local markets, but the bill could jeopardize funding for the Treasure Valley’s public access station.
For several years, supporters of Treasure Valley Community Television resisted efforts to change the way their public access channels are funded. The fight continued this legislative session. Backers say money for the public access station would be cut. Each local, cable subscriber is billed ten cents to fund the Treasure Valley station, but the Senate-passed bill doesn’t mention this fee.