FCC to vote in March on rules for ‘all-in’ cable and satellite pricing

Source: CNBC

Published Wed, Feb 21 2024 12:17 PM EST Updated Wed, Feb 21 2024 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON — A federal consumer protection watchdog agency on Wednesday announced that it will be voting on rules that will require cable and satellite providers to display an “all-in” price for video programming on consumers’ bills and promotional materials.

The Federal Communications Commission’s final rules are expected to be largely similar to those the agency initially proposed last year. The commission plans to vote on a final version of the rules during its upcoming March 14 open meeting.

“We’re working to make it so the advertised price for a service is the price you pay when your bill arrives,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement. “Not only will this reduce cost confusion and make it easier for consumers to compare services, but this proposal will also increase competition among cable and broadcast satellite providers through improved price transparency,” said Rosenworcel.

The commission voted in December to adopt a proposal to ban cable and satellite companies from charging early termination fees. The agency is also gearing up to enforce a new labeling format for broadband internet service providers, starting in April.

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