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FCC Reply Comments regarding Regulatory Fees

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I.     Introduction

            The American Cable Association ("ACA") submits these Reply Comments in support of the Comments filed in this Docket by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association ("NCTA").  The Commission should impose a uniform subscriber-based regulatory fee on all MVPDs, including DBS providers.

American Cable Association.  ACA represents nearly 1,100 independent cable companies that serve more than 7 million cable subscribers, primarily in smaller markets and rural areas. ACA member systems are located in all 50 states and in virtually every congressional district. The companies range from family-run cable businesses serving a single town to multiple system operators that focus on serving small markets and rural areas.  More than half of ACA's members serve fewer than 1,000 subscribers.

ACA Reply Comments Docket MD 08-65 FINAL.pdf33.2 KB

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