ACA submits these Comments in support of Baja Broadband Operating Company, LLC's ("Baja") Petition for Declaratory Ruling, Retransmission Consent Complaint, and Request for Stay ("Petition").
In essence, the problem is this: Broadcasters use their market power and bad faith bargaining tactics to extract unreasonable retransmission consent terms and conditions from small cable operators. And if small and medium-sized cable operators want to bring a complaint over this broadcaster behavior, no mechanism exists to permit the cable operator to continue carriage during the pending complaint. ACA has consistently documented this problem at the Commission. Now, as we enter a new retransmission consent cycle, we are seeing broadcasters take their bad faith bargaining tactics to a heightened level. To protect the continued viability of small and medium-sized cable operators, ACA recommends that:
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