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.
|27||American Cable Praises Commissioner Clyburn On Call For Program Access Reform After AT&T-DirecTV Approval|
|24||American Cable Calls On FCC To Lessen Paperwork Burdens On Small And Medium-Sized ISPs|
|22||Protections For Consumers And Competition Missing From FCC Chairman’s AT&T-DirecTV Approval Plan|
|22||Respected Wall Street Analyst Supports ACA On Rising Programming Costs As A Threat To Broadband Investment|
|15||ACA Condemns Media General’s All-Star Game Blackout Of Mediacom Customers|
|24||FCC Ex Parte Letter to Media Bureau Chief re Amending the Retransmission Consent Rules (Totality of the Circumstances Standard)|
|20||FCC Paperwork Reduction Act Comments re Open Internet Order's Enhanced Transparency Requirements|
|14||FCC Ex Parte re the AT&T/DirecTV Transaction w/ Office of the General Counsel|
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