STAVRA makes it out of committee


U.S. CongressS. 2799 The Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act passed the Senate Commerce Committee on a unanimous voice vote. It passed absent several elements which were fiercely opposed by broadcasters, and which were removed late last week.

According to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), who shepherded the bill to passage, its main thrust is to preserve the ability of more than a million citizens to receive broadcast television to which they otherwise would not have access.

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