By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-5-21

The State of Maine has conceded that the law mandating cable a la carte violated the First Amendment, so it will not be enforced. 

According to the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, the Maine Attorney General is no longer defending the law, and in fact has conceded that it ran afoul of speech protections.

In 2019, Maine passed a law requiring cable operators, but not other video distributors, to offer every channel and program a la carte, rather than bundled in a channel or tier of channels. Customers would have to buy the basic package before having the a la carte option for other channels and programs.  » Read More