Future subscriber fees?

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Future subscriber fees?

The FCC will charge satellite TV providers like Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) and DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV) a per-subscriber fee as it does cable and telephone TV providers, it said in an order -- and it is considering lowering the fees for cable and IPTV now that satellite firms are part of the mix.The DBS firms had been paying a per-license fee. The new per-subscriber fee looks to be $0.12/year, which would offset the fees for cable and IPTV to $0.95 from $1.01.The fees fund the FCC operations and are based on amount of work dealing with a particular service; Dish and DirecTV argued that DBS generated "nowhere near the regulatory costs of cable." Most likely extended to SPOT/MSS/TLPS in the future?