[mythtv-users] FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try something else
beww at beww.org
Fri Dec 4 20:53:56 UTC 2009
On Friday 04 December 2009 01:35:14 pm Matt Emmott wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From the article
> > (
> > http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/fcc-admits-cablecard-a-
> >ilure-vows-to-try-something-else.ars ):
> > "The Genachowski-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
> > delight in dropping bombshells on a weekly basis, but we didn't see
> > this one coming: the FCC admits that its CableCARD mandate has been
> > abysmal failure. That doesn't mean it's giving up the fight to
> > encourage set-box box innovation; instead, the FCC wants ideas for a
> > new set of rules that will bust open access to video streams from
> > cable and IPTV operators."
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> I bet I'm not alone when I say I have some ideas for them. :-) - Perhaps
> it's time to contact our legislators?
Suggestion Number One:
Prevent Comcast from buying NBC, I'll bet Hulu doesn't last long if that sale
The main reason CableCard failed was the cable operators didn't want it to
work, it was a threat to their STB rental revenue stream.
Perhaps if STB rentals were capped at $1 per year the cable companies
would work for something else?
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