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retransmission consent

Date: 12.02.2015
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) retransmission consent rules, the system in which broadcast television stations collect fees from cable and satellite providers for the right to carry their signals, need to be reformed, USTelecom said in recent comments filed with the agency earlier this week.  Citing the 560...
Date: 12.01.2015
It is well past the time for the Commission to reform its retransmission consent rules by reforming its totality of the circumstances test. The evidence clearly demonstrates that the current retransmission consent framework is in dire need of reform: broadcaster initiated blackouts are at an all-time high, and retransmission consent fees are...
Date: 06.10.2015
USTelecom is the nation’s oldest and largest association for providers of wired communications, and the overwhelming majority of its members offer broadband in rural and urban areas across the United States. USTelecom and its members strongly support policies that promote continued broadband deployment so that broadband services are...
Date: 03.06.2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should resolve several pending rulemakings, and consider market-oriented reforms that are appropriate for today’s multi-channel video programming distributor (MVPD) environment, USTelecom said in comments responding to proposed FCC reforms. With the increasing popularity of over-the-top services...
Date: 01.26.2015
The United States Telecom Association (“USTelecom”) appreciates this opportunity to provide the Committee on Energy and Commerce (“the Committee”) with our views on updating the nation’s communications laws as they apply to the market for video content and distribution. The competitive and technological...
Date: 01.26.2015
USTelecom urges Congress to adopt a pro-consumer framework in drafting video reform legislation as part of the #CommActUpdate. Responding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s white paper on video policy, USTelecom said a new statutory framework should reflect a video marketplace in which consumers continue to benefit from competition...
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USTelecom is a strong advocate of ensuring consumer choice and a competitive video marketplace. Background Broadband delivers significant benefits to consumers including more options for viewing high quality content than ever before. No longer are viewers tied to a single screen when it comes to watching sports, movies, network television...