FCC 76.984 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 76.984 Geographically uniform rate structure.
(a) The rates charged by cable operators for basic service, cable
programming service, and associated equipment and installation shall be
provided pursuant to a rate structure that is uniform throughout each
franchise area in which cable service is provided.
(b) This section does not prohibit the establishment by cable operators
of reasonable categories of service and customers with separate rates
and terms and conditions of service, within a franchise area.
(c) This section does not apply to:
(1) A cable operator with respect to the provision of cable service
over its cable system in any geographic area in which the video
programming services offered by the operator in that area are subject
to effective competition, or
(2) Any video programming offered on a per channel or per program
(3) Bulk discounts to multiple dwelling units shall not be subject to
this section, except that a cable operator of a cable system that is
not subject to effective competition may not charge predatory prices to
a multiple dwelling unit. Upon a prima facie showing by a complainant
that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the discounted price
is predatory, the cable system shall have the burden of showing that
its discounted price is not predatory.
Note 1 to paragraph (c)(3): Discovery procedures for predatory pricing
complaints. Requests for discovery will be addressed pursuant to the
procedures specified in § 76.7(f).
Note 2 to paragraph (c)(3): Confidential information. Parties
submitting material believed to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b), and the
Commission's rules, § 0.457 of this chapter, should follow the
procedures in § 0.459 of this chapter and § 76.9.
[ 59 FR 17975 , Apr. 15, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 18979 , Apr. 30, 1996;
64 FR 35951 , July 2, 1999]
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