WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Federal Communications Commission's proposed regulatory fee rates for Fiscal Year 2022, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
“The FCC’s regulatory fee proposal subjects local radio broadcasters to a staggering 13% fee increase from last fiscal year. Unfortunately, the Commission continues to unlawfully require broadcasters to subsidize the Commission’s broadband activities. For these local stations that are still recovering from the pandemic and face unique economic challenges in today’s media landscape, such an unjustified increase is devastating and risks undermining the unique locally focused service that our communities rely upon. NAB stands ready and willing to work with the Commission to ensure a fair and lawful payment regime.”
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