LIFELINE INFORMATION

 

 

On March 1, 2017, R & R Cable Company will be discontinuing carriage of ABC/KOMO/Seattle (channel 4) and CBS/KIRO/Seattle (channel 7). According to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rules and regulations, R & R Cable Company is considered to be in the Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick designated market Area (DMA). Pursuant to FCC rules and regulations, Title 47, Part 76, the networks located within the DMA have network non-duplication rights and can and have issued notices of non-duplication. Unfortunately, this does not mean lower prices. The increases in the cost of programming are greater than the savings created by the loss of these two channels and R & R Cable Company must increase the cable service rates. Effective April 1, 2017, the cable television service rates will be as follows: Basic $35.00 Expanded Basic $67.00 Expanded Plus $82.00 Ultimate $115.00