Verizon To FCC: No Authority For ‘Blackout’ Rebates


From Northern Virginia through the Garden State and across the Delaware Valley, Verizon FiOs is a major provider of cable television services. As such, it has shared its thoughts with the FCC regarding a plan that would provide rebates to customers in the event local television stations are blocked, by law, from viewing due to the lack of a retransmission consent agreement.

In short, the MVPD says the Commission is overstepping its authority in requiring consumer payouts should a “blackout” transpire.

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