Connecticut Seeks Additional Satellite Tax

Bill Calls For Subs To Pay More If Provider Doesn't Offer Connecticut Television Network

Satellite customers in Connecticut could be paying more in taxes if the state's General Assembly gets its way.

A bill that has been referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology aims to tax Connecticut satellite subscribers an additional 1% tax -- on top of a 5% tax on their bill -- if the customers' satellite provider "...does not provide transmission of the Connecticut Television Network or its successor to all Connecticut subscribers..."

The Connecticut Television Network is equivalent to the state's version of C-SPAN and is available on most cable systems in the state on their basic or expanded basic tiers.

The raised bill number SB-350 will be debated tomorrow at a public hearing slated for 11a.m.