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TDS delivers letter to FCC about Nexstar negotiation

TDS continues to speak out about the Nexstar negotiation and advocate for customers.

In a letter delivered to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his fellow commissioners today, TDS outlined numerous retransmission negotiation objections and highlighted concerns TDS customers are currently experiencing by the egregious negotiation tactics by Nexstar Media Group.



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3 Responses to TDS delivers letter to FCC about Nexstar negotiation

  1. Samantha Knowles January 6, 2019 at 8:37 am #

    Stay strong TDS. ABC isn’t worth a rate increase. We support TDS.

  2. Marc Jennings January 7, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    As a consultant whose clients are small, rural telephone cooperatives, I can attest to the truth of your letter regarding Nexstar. A similar case can be made about TEGNA, Sinclair, Gray and others. My typical retransmission negotiation is on behalf of 300 or 400 subscribers and I thoroughly understand TDS’ lack of leverage. I am grateful for TDS using its resources to bring this issue to the Chairman’s attention in a way that focuses on the manner in which large broadcast owners frustrate ordinary Americans to achieve their rapacious financial objectives. Good luck!


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