Consulting the crystal ball

Baumgartner, Jeff
January 2007
CED;Jan2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p3
Trade Publication
The article relates the author's perspectives on issues concerning technological innovations in the U.S. He has stressed that the Federal Communications Commission will be finally allowing a special waiver on certain low-end all digital set-tops before the July 1, 2007 ban on digital set-tops with embedded security. The Comcast Corp., following its initial video-on-demand titles-in-the-digital video disc window trials, will extend it across the board by the year-end of 2007.


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