The U.S. House passes legislation that would make permanent a requirement for television broadcast stations and pay-TV providers to bargain in good faith for access to a broadcaster’s signal.
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H.R. 5035passes on a voice vote
- NOTE: Bill affects cable providers such as Comcast and Charter Communications and satellite providers like AT&T’s DirecTV and Dish Network
- Small cable television providers would be allowed to use buying groups in talks with large broadcasters
- Pay-TV providers would be required to detail the full amount customers pay for cable bills
- Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker said he is in talks with...