Broadcaster Fees Harming Cable TV and Wireless Consumers

In case you missed it, ACI’s released a study last month finding that broadcast TV stations are raising there retransmission consent fees at a rate of 46% per year, which is raising consumer cable TV prices.  What is worse, however, is that these fees are becoming so lucrative that they may discourage TV broadcasters from relinquishing spectrum for repurposing to wireless broadband services.  The cost of not bringing this spectrum to its highest and best use could reach one-half trillion dollars.  You can read the entire report here.

 

 

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