‘STELAR’ Bills Included In Approved House ’20 Appropriations Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a largely anticipated move, provisions related to the soon-to-sunset Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) have been included in what’s formally titled the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020.


It passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon and now awaits Senate approval. That’s needed by Friday (12/20) to avoid a federal government shutdown, and once OK’d could eventually end AT&T-owned DirecTV‘s use of distant signals in the most remote parts of the U.S.

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