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COMCAST Xfinity Channel 18/1070 In Wallingford CT $
FRONTIER Advantage Channel 6091 In Connecticut $
DISHTV WPAA-TV is not available on Satellite TV.
ROKU To add our channel to ROKU, use this link. Then start the DiscoverVideo channel, select “Public, Education, Government TV (PEG)”, then select WPAA. This channel is underwritten by DiscoverVideo as a Community Service.
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$ Cable TV subscribers 2021 annual fee is $8.74 80% goes to WPAA-TV for operations.
The deal: Federal law requires Cable companies to compensate local communities for cable poll/air rights. In every town in CT, this is accomplished by underwriting Community TV channels. However, cable companies decided to identify this obligation as a fee (as if it was a tax rather than a payment for rights of way) and pass it on to customers.
In Wallingford it gets more interesting: A portion of Wallingford’s ‘fees’ are paid to community TV operators in No. Branford/Madison/Guilford/No. Haven. It was supposed to be temporary. In 2010 WPAA-TV unsuccessfully pursued in with PURA Docket 10-03-02 Senator Len Fasano and Rep Vincent Candelora aggressively fought against Wallingford volunteer’s request for consideration of more cost-effective alternatives to town-specific operations. Full docket here.