FCC Raises Cable Payments 7%

Hearn, Ted
April 2006
Multichannel News;4/3/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p63
Reports on a plan by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase cable regulatory fees by 7% for fiscal year 2006. Expectations of the FCC on the amount to be paid by direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp.; Public comment being sought by the FCC on whether it should retain the current fee structure relative to cable and DBS; Opposition of a DirecTV official to a cable-sponsored effort to raise DBS fees.


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