The satellite industry has been hit hard by a string of government actions aimed at removing and selling off satellite TV companies.
Now the industry is trying to make a profit off of the government action, with the help of its largest shareholder.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered satellite television companies to stop removing and reselling Dish and DirecTV’s satellite TV systems.
Dish and the others have appealed the ruling, but FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says the FCC is willing to act as it sees fit.
FCC Chairman Ajit, a Republican, says he has no regrets about what he did and is eager to see the industry continue to flourish.
Dish, a subsidiary of Dish Network, says the decision was the right one.
Dish Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge says the agency’s action is a mistake and will have a negative impact on the industry.
“We are confident that the commission’s action will not be reversed,” Rutledge said in a statement.
“Dish Network, Directv and other companies will be able to continue to operate in the market and, as always, will continue to offer customers great service.”
FCC Commissioner Pai said the agency will review the matter and could take additional actions in the future.
He said the FCC does not want to take any steps that will negatively impact the future of the industry, but he also said he does not think the decision is the right thing to do.
The FCC has taken a number of steps in recent months to loosen up the regulatory framework surrounding satellite TV.
The agency has been working with broadcasters to bring the cost of satellite TV into line with cable TV.
FCC officials have said the industry needs to have the flexibility to adjust its prices if it decides to do so.
The satellite owners and their lobbyists have also pushed to have more flexibility in the regulation of the spectrum used for the networks.