In Reply Comments, NAB Pushes FCC Reg Fee Reform


The NAB has filed reply comments to the FCC in connection to the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for FY 2021 by stating that the Commission “must recognize that it is patently unfair to require broadcasters to absorb significant fee increases year after year to not only pay for the costs of regulating broadcasters but also for Commission activities that are primarily for the benefit of other entities in the telecommunications ecosystem.”

Those “other entities,” as the NAB sees it, are the ones that directly benefit from the Commission’s broadband activities.

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