TITLE

Cable Seeks Set-Top Waiver From FCC

AUTHOR(S)
Haugsted, Linda
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;8/21/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the National Cable & Telecommunication Association has asked from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a waiver from its order that by July 2007 cable operators have retail ready set-tops available for sale. They argued that the ruling would compel the deployment of less efficient and costly set-top boxes to consumers so that users can buy their own equipment in retail electronics stores. They would like that the deadline be waived until cable technologists can develop a downloadable, electronic solution, or until 2009, whichever is earlier.
ACCESSION #
22029281

 

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