The ongoing scuffle over launching competitive set top boxes has the FCC, the White House, and wannabe program packagers, like Google, lined up against the cable, satellite and telephone companies, also known as multichannel video programming distributors or MVPDs. The superficial version of the scuffle is whether consumers should have a competitive alternative to paying […]
Like “Let’s Make a Deal,” the FCC is picking to “lock” consumers into having a box in order to have their cable TV services — all while the industry has been moving to apps and online services. Read our piece in Forbes and see why this “deal” is a bad one for consumers.
If consumers understood the complex regulations their cable box has endured at the hands of the Federal Communications Commission, they’d be shocked at the price tag associated with these burdensome regulations. As part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC was tasked with creating a policy for cable hardware technology that would open the […]