WHY DID YOUR BILL GO UP?
We are your voice when negotiating fees with large corporate broadcasters. Our goal is to keep the connections – with you and the programming you love – by fighting on your behalf against fee increases. Despite our efforts, some of your local broadcasters have raised their cost by over 50% this year, which will unfortunately show up as an increase on your March 1, 2018 bill.
Broadcasters (like ABC, CBS, NBC) charge TV providers (Amherst Communications) a retransmission fee, to be able to carry local TV stations on your service. These fees grew 30 times over the last decade, while viewers for these channels fell by more than half. These broadcasters want you to make up for their own lost advertising dollars by charging you more for channels that are free over the air.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
Contact your representatives & add your voice to the growing number who are tired of these fee increases. You can learn more about the issue by checking out the information at the website below.
Senator Ron Johnson
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Congressman Ron Kind
Congressman Mike Gallagher (parts of Iola)