Monday, August 25, 2003

DBS providers sue over sales tax in Tennessee

As reported here in the Kingsport paper, direct broadcast satellite providers Echostar and DirecTV have filed suit claiming the sales tax on satellite service is discriminatory: "In the lawsuit, the satellite dish providers maintain the sales tax is not imposed equally on local cable television customers, even though satellite television companies compete with incumbent cable operators in the same market." The suit was filed last week in Davidson County.

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