TITLE

Low Cost Set-Tops: Down for the Count

AUTHOR(S)
Steinert-Threlkeld, Tom
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Multichannel News;2/5/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24979935

 

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