Low Cost Set-Tops: Down for the Count

Steinert-Threlkeld, Tom
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/5/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p34
The article focuses on the mandate given by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to ban independent cable operators from deploying low-cost set-top boxes, which will take effect on July 1, 2007. According to American Cable Association chief executive officer (CEO) Matthew Polka, the mandate will affect more than a thousand operators who serves about 10 million subscribers. He also pointed out how new boxes from Motorola would cost as much as $225 dollars compared to the $80 boxes. INSET: ON DEADLINE: CALEA and Cable Operators.


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