Representatives of the American Cable Association (ACA) will be on hand to help municipal broadband operators navigate the next round of retransmission consent negotiations during the IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny.
The next round of negotiations with TV stations for permission to carry their signals is expected to be arduous...and expensive. The ACA has been fighting on a national level for changes to the retransmission consent rules to give small operators more leverage in the process, but no significant changes are expected before most current RC agreements expire at the end of the year.
Other topics of discussion for the Fall Broadband Meeting are still under consideration. If you have an idea for a topic you'd like to see on the agenda, email me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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