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For New York State customers
This section is intended to help you navigate the Federal Communication Commission's current rules for obtaining leased access time for Adams Cable Service.
A brief explanation of FCC rules follows:
§ 76.970 Commercial leased access rates. This rule outlines the methodology for calculating leased access rates, depending on programming category.
§ 76.971 Commercial leased access terms and conditions. This rule specifies that cable operators may place leased access programming on any tier with subscriber penetration of over 50%, permits cable operators to make reasonable channel selections for leased channels and sets out requirements for part-time (no less then 1/2 hour) leased access requests. Requirements for programming production standards, technical support, security deposits, insurance, billing and collection, length of contracts and resale of leased access capacity are also specified in this rule.
§ 76.975 Commercial Leased Access Disputes Resolution. This rule directs that any person aggrieved by the failure or refusal of a cable operator to make channel capacity available may bring an action in U.S. District Court or may file a petition with the FCC. The rule also establishes various procedural requirements.
§ 76.977 Minority and Educational Programming. In this rule, the FCC outlines under what circumstances a cable operator may use leased access channel capacity for "qualified" minority and educational programming.