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.
|23||ACA: Dish, DirecTV Need To Pay Equitable Share Of FCC Regulatory Fees |
|18||ACA Chairman Gessner Thanks FCC Chairman Wheeler For CSRIC Reappointment|
|16||ACA: TV Stations' Real Problem Is With Retransmission Consent, Not With Multichannel Video Programming Distributors|
|11||ACA Commends FCC For Extending HD Carriage Exemption For Smallest Cable Systems|
|11||ACA Pleased D.C. Circuit Granted Expedited Review Of FCC’s Title II Broadband Regulations|
|25||FCC Ex Parte re the AT&T/DirecTV Transaction w/ Office of Commissioner Clyburn|
|24||FCC Ex Parte re Ensuring Consumer Premises Equipment Backup Power for Communications Continuity w/ Office of Chairman|
|19||D.C. Circuit Joint Proposed Briefing Format and Schedule (w/ Other Petitioners) re FCC's Open Internet Order|
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