The CRTC will hear input from the public regarding implementation of a compensation regime for the value of local signals (fee-for-carriage) on Dec. 7. The public hearing seeks to get input on: · Affordability of cable and satellite services · Availability of local television services, including local news, information and public affairs programming · How the industry is adapting to a digital communications era and future business models after the switch to digital in 2011 The last day for submitting comments is Nov. 2. However, the commission will also hold an online consultation process in November. Details are expected in the coming weeks. The commission also expects to hear input on linked to affordability such as availability of low-cost basic television services, consumer choice, smaller pay and specialty packages on a stand-alone basis, and challenges brought about by the transition to digital.