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Released: April 2, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 13-595

MEDIA BUREAU ACTION

April 2, 2013

FOURTH QUARTER 2012 INFLATION ADJUSTMENT FIGURES FOR CABLE OPERATORS

USING FCC FORM 1240 NOW AVAILABLE

As described in the instructions for FCC Form 1240, cable operators may adjust the non-external cost
portion of their rates for inflation based on quarterly figures released by the Federal Communications
Commission. The fourth quarter 2012 inflation factor for operators using FCC Form 1240 is 0.98%.
The adjustment factor of 0.98% is a measure of the annualized change in prices occurring over the period
from October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. All adjustments are based on changes in the Gross National
Product Price Index (GNP-PI) published by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of
Economic Analysis (BEA). The Media Bureau obtained the chain-type price indices from the BEA news
release dated March 28, 2013 (BEA 13-13) at Table 6 (Addenda: Gross National Product).
The inflation adjustment factor is calculated by dividing the GNP-PI for the fourth quarter of 2012
(116.086) by the GNP-PI for the third quarter of 2012 (115.804). 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 fourth
quarter of 2012 should enter the inflation factor on the appropriate lines of Worksheet 1 of FCC Form
1240 as “0.0098.” 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 “1.0098”.
To date, the Commission has released seventy quarterly inflation factors for use with FCC Form 1240.

The following table lists these factors beginning in 2006:1

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, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2012
1.55%
2012
Third
Jul. 1, 2012 - Sep. 30, 2012
2.65%
2012
Fourth
Oct, 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012
0.98%
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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