The 1992 Cable Act contains a provision allowing broadcast stations (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX) the means to negotiate compensation for the rights of cable television or satellite providers to carry their signals. The law requires companies like MTC to pay a per-subscriber fee for programming. This is the same programming which is otherwise free to residents located in close proximity to the station and can receive the over-the-air signal with an antenna. The broadcast networks are required to be on the lowest tier of service (all cable customers must be able to receive the channel), cannot be replaced with out of market network signals, require the carriage of numerous multicast channels, and have demanded double-digit rate increases yearly.
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