Goto Section: 76.980 | 76.982 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 |
§ 76.981 Negative option billing.
(a) A cable operator shall not charge a subscriber for any service or
equipment that the subscriber has not affirmatively requested by name.
A subscriber's failure to refuse a cable operator's proposal to provide
such service or equipment is not an affirmative request for service or
equipment. A subscriber's affirmative request for service or equipment
may be made orally or in writing.
(b) The requirements of paragraph (a) of this section shall not
preclude the adjustment of rates to reflect inflation, cost of living
and other external costs, the addition or deletion of a specific
program from a service offering, the addition or deletion of specific
channels from an existing tier or service, the restructuring or
division of existing tiers of service, or the adjustment of rates as a
result of the addition, deletion or substitution of channels pursuant
to § 76.922, provided that such changes do not constitute a fundamental
change in the nature of an existing service or tier of service and are
otherwise consistent with applicable regulations.
(c) State and local governments may not enforce state and local
consumer protection laws that conflict with or undermine paragraph (a)
or (b) of this section or any other sections of this Subpart that were
established pursuant to Section 3 of the 1992 Cable Act, 47 U.S.C. 543.
[ 59 FR 62625 , Dec. 6, 1994]
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Goto Section: 76.980 | 76.982
Goto Year: 2013 |
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