When broadcasters abuse their market power to demand exorbitant retransmission consent fees from small and medium-sized cable operators, consumers always pay the price.
Forcing cable operators to carry channels that their subscribers don’t want or watch is unreasonable, but for smaller operators it is untenable.
Digital must-carry requirements would place significant financial and capacity burdens on systems serving small and rural markets.
|31||ACA To FCC: Protect Access To Traditionally Offered Out-of-Market TV Signals Along With Sunset Of Broadcast Exclusivity Rules|
|24||ACA To FCC: Small Systems Keep Closing, Pressured By Excessive And Rising Programming Costs|
|12||ACA: FCC Rules Providing Visually Impaired With Emergency Information Must Be Reasonable|
|6||ACA Calls On FCC To Retain Enhanced Transparency Rule Exemption For Smaller ISPs|
|27||American Cable Praises Commissioner Clyburn On Call For Program Access Reform After AT&T-DirecTV Approval|
|31||FCC Comments re Modernizing and Reforming Lifeline for Broadband|
|28||FCC Ex Parte re Amending the Retransmission Consent Rules- Broadcast Exclusivity w/ Office of Cmmsr Pai|
|28||FCC Ex Parte Letter (w/ DSTAC members and others) re Final DSTAC Report|
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