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January 1, 2020
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January 1, 2020

As retrans fees and blackouts continue to break records, broadcasters are asking Congress to take away the Federal Communications Commission’s enforcement authority during retransmission consent negotiations, known as the “good-faith” standard. The provision is part of a law called STELAR (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act), which if not reauthorized, will cause as many as 870,000 satellite subscribers, many in the most rural areas of the country, to lose access to broadcast channels by the end of this year. RV enthusiasts who rely on distant signals as they travel from place to place would also be adversely impacted if STELAR expires. Groups representing the entire RV industry, along with other consumer groups, have spoken out in support of reauthorizing STELAR before the end of the year.

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