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News | 03/01/2002 5:00 am EST

Star Choice amends conditions for additional receiver fees
Star Choice Communications Inc. has decided to exempt some customers from the $4.99 fee for additional receivers it planned to begin charging on March 1. In a message on its web site, Star Choice now says that customers who take a package valued at $58.99 per month or more won’t have to pay the fee. Letters sent previously to Star Choice customers indicated that only those who took the most expensive package priced at $74.99 per month would be exempt (CCR Update, Feb. 20/02). The company has also changed the name of the plan to Multi-Receiver Fee. Star Choice’s web site notes, "The multi-receiver fee is associated with the costs of providing programming and services to multiple receivers." Star Choice says it will discontinue service on the extra receivers if the fee is not paid.

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