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FCC grants waiver for smaller cable operators to pass HD signals

August 25, 2008

The FCC has granted to small cable operators — those servicing less than 2500 subscribers — a three-year waiver that eases requirements to pass along HD broadcast signals to their subscribers.

The cable operators will be given a three-year break from the FCC’s 2001 decision that requires cable operators to pass along all HDTV signals to subscribers after this February’s DTV transition.

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In addition to the 2500 or less subscriber requirement, the order grants relief to cable operators with 552MHz or less capacity. However, the operator cannot be owned by a larger cable enterprise with more than 10 percent of subscribers nationwide.

The waiver was supported by the American Cable Association.

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