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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4/A on 09/04/1998
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utility plants and electric cooperatives authorization to provide cable
television and other services. A second bill which was also considered would
authorize six pilot municipal electric systems to provide cable television and
other services. Though the authorization will terminate on June 30, 2001, any
system actually providing such services to customers as a pilot system prior
to that date will be permitted to continue doing so indefinitely. Neither of
these bills has been enacted by the Tennessee legislature. A bill which was
pending in the Mississippi legislature and which would have prohibited
landlords and condominium boards from preventing any tenant of a dwelling unit
or condominium owner from procuring cable television service from a cable
television system operating pursuant to a written franchise agreement with a
municipality or county lapsed in the senate Public Utilities Committee on
March 3, 1998. The Company cannot predict whether any of the states in which
it currently operates will engage in such regulation in the future. State and
local franchising jurisdiction is not unlimited, however, and must be
exercised consistently with federal law. The 1992 Cable Act immunizes
franchising authorities from monetary damage awards arising from regulation of
cable systems or decisions made on franchise grants, renewals, transfers and
  The foregoing does not purport to describe all present and proposed federal,
state, and local regulations and legislation affecting the cable industry.
Other existing federal regulations, copyright licensing, and, in many
jurisdictions, state and local franchise requirements, are currently the
subject of judicial proceedings, legislative hearings and administrative and
legislative proposals which could change, in varying degrees, the manner in
which cable systems operate. Neither the outcome of these proceedings nor the
impact on the cable communications industry or the Company can be predicted at
this time.