TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Brad Swanson, president of the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, released the following statement on the Florida Supreme Court’s decision regarding DIRECTV, Inc. v. State, Department of Revenue.
“We are not surprised by the Florida Supreme Court decision to uphold tax parity for all providers of cable and video services in Florida. The Florida Cable Telecommunications Association and its member companies believe taxes on any cable or video services should be uniform and fair, regardless of what kind of technology they employ. Today’s ruling is a victory for promoting competition in the marketplace and a level playing field for all providers in the communications services industry.”
FCTA has represented Florida’s internet and television providers in the capital for more than 50 years, and its member cable companies have invested more than $6 billion and counting in Florida to offer Floridians more choice and more value. About 13.5 million Floridians benefit from cable innovations every day. From Key West to Pensacola and everywhere in between, cable companies are making the difference by driving programs to support education, mentoring, volunteerism and community spirit. For more information, visit www.cableinflorida.com.