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Annual and Quarterly Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators

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Released: October 3, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
445 12TH STREET, S.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554

DA 12-1577

News media information 202/418-0500 Fax-On-Demand 202/418-2830 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov ftp.fcc.gov

MEDIA BUREAU ACTION

October 3, 2012

INFLATION ADJUSTMENT FIGURES FOR CABLE OPERATORS

USING FCC FORMS 1210 AND 1240 NOW AVAILABLE

Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 76.922(d)(2) and § 76.922(e)(2) of the Commission’s rules, cable operators may
adjust the non-external cost portion of their rates for inflation. Operators filing FCC Form 1210 may
make an annual adjustment based on inflation occurring from June 30 of the previous year to June 30 of
the year in which the inflation adjustment is made. Operators filing FCC Form 1240 may make an
adjustment based on quarterly figures. All adjustments are based on changes in the Gross National
Product Price Index (GNP-PI) as published by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of
Economic Analysis (BEA). The Media Bureau obtained the chain-type price indexes from the BEA
news release dated September 27, 2012 (BEA 12-44) at Table 6 (Addenda: Gross National Product).

FCC Form 1210

The inflation factor for the twelve months ended June 30, 2012 is 1.0172. Operators who wish to take
this year’s inflation adjustment using FCC Form 1210 should enter the figure “1.0172” on Lines I5 and
J5 of the form. This year’s inflation adjustment factor is calculated by dividing second quarter 2012
GNP-PI (115.050 by the second quarter 2011 GNP-PI (113.105). Operators may take this year’s inflation
adjustment between October 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.

FCC Form 1240

The second quarter of 2012 inflation factor for operators using FCC Form 1240 is 1.0155. The inflation
adjustment factor is calculated by dividing the GNP-PI for the second quarter of 2012 (115.050) by the
GNP-PI for the first quarter of 2012 (114.609). The result of this calculation is converted from a
quarterly change measurement factor to an annual change measurement factor by raising it to the fourth
power.
Operators calculating the Inflation Factor for a True-Up Period which includes some portion of the
second quarter of 2012 should enter the inflation factor on the appropriate lines of Worksheet 1 of FCC
Form 1240 as “0.0155”. Operators using this factor for calculating the Projected Period Inflation
Segment of FCC Form 1240 should enter this number on Line C3 (January 1996 version) or Line C5
(July 1996 version) as “1.0155”.

To date, the Commission has released 68 quarterly inflation factors for use with FCC Form 1240.
The following table lists these factors:1

Year

Quarter

Dates Covered

Inflation Factor

2006
First
Jan. 1, 2006 – Mar. 31, 2006
3.12%
2006
Second
Apr. 1, 2006 – Jun. 30, 2006
3.31%
2006
Third
Jul. 1, 2006 – Sep. 30, 2006
1.89%
2006
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2006 – Dec. 31, 2006
1.67%
2007
First
Jan. 1, 2007 – Mar. 31, 2007
4.17%
2007
Second
Apr. 1, 2007 – Jun. 30, 2007
2.65%
2007
Third
Jul. 1, 2007 – Sep. 30, 2007
1.03%
2007
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007
2.45%
2008
First
Jan. 1, 2008 – Mar. 31, 2008
2.68%
2008
Second
Apr. 1, 2008 – Jun. 30, 2008
1.11%
2008
Third
Jul. 1, 2008 – Sep. 30, 2008
3.92%
2008
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008
0.55%
2009
First
Jan. 1, 2009 – Mar. 31, 2009
2.76%
2009
Second
Apr. 1, 2009 – Jun. 30, 2009
0.00%
2009
Third
Jul. 1, 2009 – Sep. 30, 2009
0.41%
2009
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2009 – Dec. 31, 2009
0.41%
2010
First
Jan. 1, 2010 – Mar. 31, 2010
1.08%
2010
Second
Apr. 1, 2010 – Jun. 30, 2010
1.08%
2010
Third
Jul. 1, 2010 – Sep. 30, 2010
2.09%
2010
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010
0.41%
2011
First
Jan. 1, 2011 – Mar. 31, 2011
2.06%
2011
Second
Apr. 1, 2011 – Jun. 30, 2011
2.54%
2011
Third
Jul.1, 2011 – Sep. 30, 2011
2.57%
2011
Fourth
Oct. 1, 2011 – Dec. 31, 2011
0.89%
2012
First
Jan.1, 2012 – Mar. 31, 2012
2.03%
2012
Second
Apr. 1, 2102 0 Jun. 30, 2012
1.55%
The Commission releases a new quarterly inflation factor for operators using FCC Form 1240 four times
each year. The inflation factor for a given quarter is usually released between three and four months after
the end of the quarter, depending on the schedule of the Department of Commerce. The release of a new
factor is posted on the Commission's Internet site at: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/csinflat.html.
Media Contact: Janice Wise at (202) 418-8165
Media Bureau Contact: Jane Frenette at (202) 418-2245
TTY: (202) 418-0432 or 1 (888) 835-5322
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1 For pre-2006 inflation figures see DA 06-1987 (rel. October 5, 2006) available at
http://www.fcc.gov/mb/csinflat.html.
2

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