The FCC has released the First Quarter 2013 Inflation Adjustment Factor for cable operators using FCC Form 1240 to calculate the maximum permitted basic service tier rate. The Inflation Factor for the First Quarter of 2013 is 1.24 percent (a slight increase over the Fourth Quarter 2012 inflation factor of 0.98 percent). Please consult the attached Public Notice to ascertain how this Factor was calculated and how it should be used in conjunction with FCC Form 1240.