“We applaud Senator John Kerry for his leadership and commitment to reform the out-of-date retransmission consent rules.  With Fox currently blacking out 3 million households and the threat of more broadcaster blackouts to come, the government must act to protect viewers. In fact, the Fox blackout is only the latest and among the largest of its kind.  We urge other Members of Congress to follow Senator Kerry’s lead in giving this important issue their immediate attention.  We look forward to working with Senator Kerry, his colleagues and the FCC in modernizing the retransmission consent regime and ultimately, protecting consumers.”