FCC Tees Up CableCARD Fixes

Some interesting post-lunch news for you CableCARD fans…I’m not exactly clear what this will equate to though.

NCTA said it was not suggesting "abandoning" support for those existing 20 million boxes. It argues that since the FCC has never said it was necessary for all leased devices to include the cards, and the 10 largest operators have deployed those 20 million, it is better to stop now "rather than unnecessarily forcing consumers to bear millions more in costs in the name of supporting a regime that in any event the Commission wants to replace."