GE announced Friday it would file a claim with the Federal Trade Commission for $2.2bn to cover the costs of covering the eclipse on Aug. 21.GE and other companies will pay $600 per household, or about $500 per person.
The company said it was looking at filing a federal civil action against the FCC, which will then file a response in federal court.
GE said it will also pay $100 for each household that is impacted by the eclipse, plus $150 per person who is affected by an outage.GE, which is owned by private equity firm Bain Capital, was one of the first to offer eclipse services, including teleconferencing, weather forecasting and a live stream of the eclipse.
GE was also one of several tech companies to offer teleconferences, but was not the first.
The eclipse event is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m.
ET and end at 6:40 a.m., and it will be the second time GE has offered eclipse services.
GE offered eclipse streaming for about three months, from October 20 to October 23, 2014.
The National Weather Service has issued a watch and warning for the eclipse area and has issued an advisory for areas of southeastern Florida.