SBE Council Praises Introduction of Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Bill

By at 6 November, 2019, 9:24 pm


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – In response to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker’s (R-MS) introduction of  The Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act (STAR Act), legislation that would prevent a TV blackout of 870,000 Americans and protect the FCC’s “good faith” authority during retransmission consent negotiations, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement:

“Reauthorizing STELAR will empower and protect consumers and small businesses by making sure they can access the modern TV marketplace, and at a fair price. This modest but critically important goal is vital to overall efforts to spur healthy small business growth, as well as quality jobs and economic opportunity in rural and underserved communities.

“In small towns and rural communities, small businesses often face greater obstacles to survival and  growth than those in more populous areas. The STAR Act can help close that gap. We thank Senator Wicker for his leadership in introducing this important piece of legislation and for his ongoing efforts to lift up small businesses, rural businesses and the communities they call home.”

Related Content:

Advocate to Congress: Support Rural Entrepreneurship and Reauthorize STELAR Before it Expires on December 31st, Press release, October 23, 2019.


Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council president & CEO


SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil




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