Cable Awaits Set-Top Ruling

Hearn, Ted
December 2004
Multichannel News;12/6/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 49, p52
Reports on the promise of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to issue guidance on the unbundling of set-tops to promote their sale at retail outlets around the country. Implementation of a ban on integrated set-top boxes; Impact of the ban on cable-equipment rates; Passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.


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