Authorized Cable franchise tax for Verizon & Comcast?

I’ve started to scrutinize my Verizon-Fios bill more closely and find, among the tax add ons at the end of the bill,  a Verizon Franchise Tax of about $4.50.  The Verizon defends this by stating that this is a charge imposed by local municipalities which the cable company is entitled to pass on to its customers.  I have not yet tracked down this law but, if it’s a flat fee per customer, seems to me like it should be part of the basic charge for cable service.

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