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Friday, June 24, 2016

FCC And The Set-Top Box Stranglehold: It May Change

FCC May Budge on Cable Box After Hearing From Google and AT&T

Todd Shields | June 22, 2016

The Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to break cable companies’ hold on the set-top box market, following a joint counteroffer from cable providers and AT&T Inc., and a nod from their rival Google.
“Chairman Wheeler has repeatedly said he is interested in a constructive dialogue,” Kim Hart, an FCC spokeswoman, said in an e-mail Wednesday. “He welcomes the feedback to his proposal to give consumers new options for accessing the content they pay for, and he looks forward to engaging in continued conversations to inform the final rules.”


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