47 U.S. Code § 556 - Coordination of Federal, State, and local authority

(a) Regulation by States, political subdivisions, State and local agencies, and franchising authorities
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect any authority of any State, political subdivision, or agency thereof, or franchising authority, regarding matters of public health, safety, and welfare, to the extent consistent with the express provisions of this subchapter.
(b) State jurisdiction with regard to cable services
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to restrict a State from exercising jurisdiction with regard to cable services consistent with this subchapter.
(c) Preemption
Except as provided in section 557 of this title, any provision of law of any State, political subdivision, or agency thereof, or franchising authority, or any provision of any franchise granted by such authority, which is inconsistent with this chapter shall be deemed to be preempted and superseded.
(d) “State” defined
For purposes of this section, the term “State” has the meaning given such term in section 153 of this title.

Source

(June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title VI, § 636, as added Pub. L. 98–549, § 2,Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2800; amended Pub. L. 104–104, § 3(d)(3),Feb. 8, 1996, 110 Stat. 61.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (c), was in the original “this Act”, meaning act June 19, 1934, ch. 652, 48 Stat. 1064, known as the Communications Act of 1934, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 609 of this title and Tables.
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–104substituted “section 153” for “section 153 (v)”.
Effective Date

Section effective 60 days after Oct. 30, 1984, except where otherwise expressly provided, see section 9(a) ofPub. L. 98–549, set out as a note under section 521 of this title.

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47 CFR Part 76 - MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE

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