Getting Started: Fees

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The D/I Fee rates are set on a calendar-year (CY) basis for the period January-through-December of each year. The D/I Fee invoice for FY17 is issued to each station in October, and contains a blended charge based on three months (October – December) at CY16’s rate plus nine months ( January – September) at CY17’s rate.

The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2016 are as follows:

  • Satellite Interconnection: $9,020
  • Internet Access (stations that take file-based content via the Internet): $4,510
     

The D/I Fee rates for calendar year 2017 are as follows:

  • 2017 D/I Fee percentage rate: 2.1%
  • D/I Fee cap: $10,500
  D/I Fee (Satellite Interconnected)
Total Station Revenue $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $150,000 $50,000
FY17 Blended Fee $10,130 $8,555 $6,164 $3,802 $1,267
FY16 Blended Fee $8,953 $8,953 $8,953 $5,542 $1,847
Change $1,177 ($398) ($2,789) ($1,740) ($580)
% Change 13.1% (4.4%) (31.1%) (31.4%) (31.4%)
Note: The corresponding Internet Access Fees are 50% of the fees shown above.

Click here for the PRSS station worksheet for calculating total revenue.

For further information on the D/I fee, contact the account management department at 202.513.2618 or via email at  prsscustomer@npr.org.