Mike O’Rielly: ‘Now’s The Time For More Substantial Reform’


Sometimes it seems as though the newly rebranded ACA Connect’s first three regulatory and legislative priorities are “Retrans, Retrans, and Retrans.”

Count Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly among those who acknowledge and understand why the chief voice on Capitol Hill for the smallest of communications companies is fighting hard against the rising profits of broadcast TV via retransmission fee revenue.

While O’Rielly understands its importance, he says there’s only so much the Commission can or should do on the topic. As such, he’s tried to spend his time to the benefit of ACA Connects members, wisely.

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