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FCC votes to “unlock the cable box”

Posted by tjkuhn on February 21, 2016

I like seeing disruption in the technology sphere from the technology side rather than the regulatory side. It happened to be the Republicans on the regulatory side, but the Dems have their days too.

~TJK

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/02/fcc-votes-to-unlock-the-cable-box-over-republican-opposition/

 

FCC votes to “unlock the cable box” over Republican opposition

Customers should be able to watch TV on any device without CableCard, FCC said.

The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks to give consumers more choices in the set-top boxes they use to watch cable TV.

The vote was 3-2, with Chairman Tom Wheeler and fellow Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting in favor of the proposal, while Republicans Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly voted against. An NPRM is not a final vote. Instead, this will kick off a months-long public comment period leading up to a final vote that is likely to happen before the end of this year…..

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One Response to “FCC votes to “unlock the cable box””

  1. This has to be my second favorite article in the week, i’m not able to’t tell you the top, it might offend you!

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