Sen. Rockefeller and Sen. Thune Support Local Choice

Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Ranking Member John Thune support the proposal “Local Choice” and want to see Congress’s support as well. Local choice allows consumers to see exactly how much broadcast TV stations cost and decide which ones they want to pay for. The pay-TV companies will simply collect the money in full from consumers and pass it through to the broadcasters without any mark-ups. Local choice will put an end to the back-and-forth negotiations between broadcast companies and cable and satellite companies. Instead, viewers can decide which local channels they want to pay for. Local Choice will fix the current broken system and finally put our video rules in the 21st century.

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