Two companies told to CALM down


FCCThe installation of equipment to comply with the commercial softening CALM Act isn’t free, and the FCC allowed more time for many based on financial hardship. Two of them have asked for an extension.

One is Great Plains Cable Centre of Blair NE. The other is CT Communications Network of Urbana OH.

The current waivers expire shortly, on 12/13/14.

Each of the companies requested and received a waiver in 2012, and also requested and received an extension in 2013.

The FCC said that’s it – companies get one waiver and one extension of the waiver and that is all they get. The Commission said this was explained by its staff to each of the companies verbally.

Financial hardship or no, the companies are expected to come into compliance upon expiration of the extension.