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FCC says IPTV providers should pay regulatory fees

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    FCC says IPTV providers should pay regulatory fees

    Commission decides to level playing field between cable and telco TV

    The FCC has reached out and touched up IPTV providers for regulatory fees in its 2013 fee schedule adopted this week, even going so far as to add IPTV as a special category along with cable in the schedule.

    In a 54-page report the federal agency noted that it's been considering attaching fees to IPTV since 2008 and that the most recent spate of comments it received indicated that "digital television delivered through a high-speed Internet connection, instead of by the traditional cable method," should be included in future fee schedules.

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  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    How the FCC manages to get involved in leveling the competition playing field all the time is a clear sign that they're doing something wrong.

    It is notable that the above photograph is from late 2008 or early 2009 and all the commissioners and chairman (Kevin Martin) have been replaced at least once by new presidential appointees.
  3. jwd45244

    jwd45244 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 18, 2006
    The FCC is a clear cut example an agency that is out of touch with its role and filled with political cronies.

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