Cable

Pay-TV services delivered by companies like Comcast and Time Warner. "Must-carry" refers to requirments that cable operators provide the signals of local TV broadcasters over their systems.

A Time to Give Thanks

Rounding out our December meeting will be two matters that were previewed yesterday.

Chairman Pai Letter to Various Members of Congress Regarding the Impact of Statutory Cap on Franchise Fees on Funding for PEG Channels

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wrote to various Members of Congress about the impact of an FCC order on the statutory cap on franchise fees has on funding for public, educational, or governmental (PEG) channels.

FCC's cable TV ruling cannot be allowed to stand

By a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission has put limits on cable franchise fees, with the FCC's three Republicans voting in favor.

AT&T’s promise of better pay-TV prices and service is ‘bordering on the absurd’

When AT&T acquired Time Warner in 2018 for $85 billion, the companies said the deal would be great for consumers, who would benefit from lower prices and improved service.

FCC ruling does a disservice to community access

Under the new rule passed by the Federal Communications Commission, cable providers can now count “in-kind services” toward what they owe local communities.

FCC Enforces Franchising Laws to Promote Broadband Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to prohibit excessive franchise fees. The Order explains that local governments may not regulate most non-cable services, including broadband Internet access service, offered over a cable sys

Free Cable for Firehouses Put at Risk by FCC Vote

Cable systems around the US provide towns and cities with public-access channels showing school board and city council meetings, as well as networks like one that keeps New York City’s firefighters connected to the internet.

Independent Show: Small Cable Companies Are Bullish on Rural Broadband Expansion

Rural broadband was a hot topic for the opening session at the Independent Show, an event put on by cable industry organizations ACA Connects and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) aimed at smaller cable providers.

Modern Television Act

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduced the Modern Television Act of 2019, a bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act, including retransmission consent and compulsory copy

Access Humboldt anxious as FCC prepares to reduce local public media funding

Community public television stations like Access Humboldt and other community services — including free internet at the library — could be throttled by a forthcoming Federal Communications Commission vote to hamper local regulation of cable compan