Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Related to Retransmission Consent, MB Docket No. 10-71; The Regional Sports Network Marketplace, MB Docket No. 11-128; Implementation of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, MB Docket No. 11-93; Inquiry Concerning the Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion, and Possible Steps To Accelerate Such Deployment Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as Amended by the Broadband Data Improvement Act, GN Docket No. 11-121
On October 20, the undersigned, from the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), Steve Fravel of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), Micah Caldwell of the Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA), and Eric Keber of the Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA) (collectively "the Associations," also representing the concurring views of the Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA)), met with William Lake, Nancy Murphy, and Steven Broeckaert of the Media Bureau to discuss the above-captioned dockets.
The Associations asserted that the Federal Communications Commission has authority under the Cable Act of 1992 to reform the retransmission consent process.