Set-Top Makers Move to Split Out Security

Spangler, Todd
December 2006
Multichannel News;12/4/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 48, p10
The article reports on the move of cable industry to lobby the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to try and head off a rule that would ban security features be built directly into digital set-up boxes in the U.S. The rule of FCC requires any set-top boxes deploy by cable operators effective July 1, 2007 to ensure third-party consumer electronics devices work within cable networks. The cable industry views the rule as imposing additional costs without providing any benefits. INSET: GOP LEADERS SEEK DELAY ON BAN.


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