NATOA: Don't Offset the FCC's Fees

Haugsted, Linda
May 2004
Multichannel News;5/10/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p18
Reports on the request of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to declare that federal regulatory charges remitted by cable operators may not be used as a rationale to pay less in franchise fees to local governments. Rule of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on a franchise dispute between Charter Communications Inc. and Sta. Cruz, California; Arguments of Time Warner Cable on local franchise fees; Estimated amount of all the fee offset by all operators.


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