The City of Fort Scott has filed petition against Netflix and Hulu, on the account of its failure to get authorization to use public rights-of-way, such as internet facilities.
According to the petition both companies do business in Fort Scott, Kansas and other municipalities in the state. And Kansas law requires that authorization, therefore, Netflix and Hulu have failed to pay the related video franchise fee.
Further the petition added, as video service providers, Defendants were required to file an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission for a state-issued video service authorization prior to providing video service.”
Both companies provide video services, which offer online streaming including programming.